One Of Chicago’s Biggest Rivals, In Particular, Outplayed The Bulls

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Just when you thought the Chicago Bulls’ first-round series with the Milwaukee Bucks was about to turn around, Billy Donovan and company came out and buried an egg in Game 3.

The Bulls were playing their first playoff game at home in five years. To begin with, the structure was electrified. The mood was mostly upbeat, especially after the Bulls reclaimed home-court advantage in Game 2 with a strong defensive effort.

But, once Game 3 got underway at the United Center, the tide flipped back in Milwaukee’s favor, and it did so quickly.

The Bucks led 33-17 after the first quarter, and Chicago appeared sluggish, disinterested, and out of gas from the start. What didn’t help matters was the fact that perhaps the most despised Bucks player was having a good time.

Grayson Allen ripped the heart out of Chicago Bulls supporters and suffocated the United Center on his own.

The Bucks went into this game without All-Star Khris Middleton, who will be out for the rest of the series. The Bucks needed someone to step up and take his place.

Grayson Allen ripped the heart out of Chicago Bulls supporters and suffocated the United Center on his own.

The Bucks went into this game without All-Star Khris Middleton, who will be out for the rest of the series. The Bucks needed someone to step up and take his place.

Grayson Allen, unfortunately for Bulls supporters, was that man.

Allen’s memorable foul on Alex Caruso early in the season made him easier to despise for Bulls fans. Caruso was injured as a result of the foul, and he was out for a lengthy time. Many people thought it was nasty, making Allen the public’s worst opponent going forward.

Allen came out firing in Game 3, aggressive and eager to establish himself right away. Allen made an immediate impact after coming off the bench, making three three-pointers in a row.

Allen was aggressive in getting to the basket on time for the rest of the game, and he scored several great finishes.

Allen finished with 22 points, six rebounds, one steal, and one block, while also hitting 5-of-7 from downtown.

Allen would have been the best player on the Bulls Friday night if he had worn a Chicago uniform. Allen was outscored by none of the Bulls’ players, and none of them came close to his plus/minus rating of +15.

Nikola Vucevic led Chicago with 19 points, followed by Zach LaVine (15 points), and DeMar DeRozan (11 points). Allen’s outscoring of the Bulls’ top three players should serve as an embarrassment and, more importantly, a wake-up call for Game 4.

The Bulls must sadly learn from Allen’s performance if they want to have a chance in this series. The individual entered a hostile atmosphere and played the game to the hilt. All night, Chicago’s effort was missing, and they were unable to connect on their shots.

On Sunday, Game 4 will begin at 12 p.m. Let’s hope these Bulls show up with a lot more vigor than they did in the previous game.