The Chicago Bulls' season is over.
In Wisconsin, Chicago lost to the defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks 116-100 on April 27. The Bucks won the best-of-seven series four games to one.
The Bucks jumped to a 34-18 lead after the first quarter, immediately putting the Bulls in the position of having to play catch-up. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and nine rebounds for the Bucks, who won the last three games by an average of 23.3 points despite playing without Khris Middleton, the All-Star who sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee during the fourth quarter of Game 2.
Patrick Williams led the Bulls with 23 points as DeMar DeRozan disappeared, only scoring 11. Nikola Vucevic had 19 points and Coby White added 17.
The Bucks will move on to face the soaring Boston Celticsand the Bulls will move into what could be a difficult offseason, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Zach LaVine (who didn't play in the last game against Milwaukee) has a knee problem to figure out and a max contract to go after. Alex Caruso also didn't play after being injured in the previous match-up.
In MLB action, the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox got sorely needed wins on April 27.
In 10 innings, the Cubs (8-10) defeated the Atlanta Braves (8-11) 6-3 in Truist Park.
Willson Contreras' RBI double-plated the automatic runner to start the 10th inning and Patrick Wisdom provided breathing room, MLB.com noted.
The series finale between the teams will take place Thursday, April 28, in Atlanta.
Also, at Guaranteed Rate Field, the Chicago White Sox (7-10) beat the Kansas City Royals (6-10) 7-3, ending an eight-game losing streak.
The series finale will take place Thursday, April 28, in Chicago.
In pro-hockey action, the Chicago Blackhawks (28-42-11) defeated the Vegas Golden Knights (42-31-8) 4-3 at the United Center in a shootout.
With the loss, Vegaswhich was founded in 2017will miss the NHL postseason for the first time in franchise history, according to ESPN. Now that the Dallas Stars have clinched the Western Conference's final playoff spot, the 16-team field is set..
The shootout lasted seven rounds before Tyler Johnson scored the lone attempt to decide things, according to NHL.com . Taylor Raddysh scored a pair of goals in the first and Caleb Jones added one in the second. Kevin Lankinen made 35 saves in regulation and another two in overtime.
The Blackhawks head to Buffalo to end their season against the Sabres on Friday, April 29.