Bucks rally past Bulls

10:37 PM, Nov 26, 2012   |    comments
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Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Ekpe Udoh's driving layup with 57.5 seconds remaining capped a furious second-half comeback that lifted the Milwaukee Bucks to a 93-92 decision over the Chicago Bulls at the United Center.

Udoh finished with 11 points -- eight of which came after halftime -- while Ersan Ilyasova put up 17 of his team-best 18 points over the final two quarters to help the Bucks overcome a 27-point deficit late in the third period and end a string of nine consecutive losses to the Bulls. That included a 93-86 setback in Milwaukee in Saturday's opener of this home-and-home series.

The Bucks trailed 78-51 with 2:50 remaining in the third quarter, then proceeded to outscore Chicago by a 42-14 count over the final 14-plus minutes.

Richard Hamilton poured in 30 points and Carlos Boozer had 19 along with 11 rebounds for the Bulls, but Chicago shot a woeful 21.1 percent (4-for-19) in the fourth quarter to squander its sizeable lead.

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