Jan 9, 2013; Rosemont, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls small forward Luol Deng (9) drives to the basket against Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) during the second half at the United Center. The Bucks beat the Bulls 104-96. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Bulls v. Bucks: Game Time, TV And Live Stream: Where To Watch And Listen

The Chicago Bulls (27-17) will be looking to build on Monday night’s success against the Charlotte Bobcats, against the Milwaukee Bucks (24-19) this evening. Milwaukee is coming off an easy victory against the Detroit Pistons.

In this intra-conference match up, the Bucks currently have the series lead at 2-1, something that hasn’t happened for like, a bajillion years. Some of this phenomenon can be answered by the fact that the Bucks have improved a great deal. And then there is that whole thing where Derrick Rose hasn’t played in any games this season.

Considering that the Bucks are already down 2.5 games to the Bulls, it would be ideal if Chicago played with a sense of urgency, further cementing their Central Division dominance.

Ironically, while the Bulls have lost their last two match-ups against the Milwaukee Bucks, both at home, they’ve won six straight games against them at the Bradley Center. It’d be nice if Chicago would play with the same energy in its own stomping grounds, but at the same time it’s hard to complain about their superiority on the road.

The biggest story for the Bulls, aside from the impending return of Derrick Rose, has been the emergence of Jimmy Butler. For him, a game in Milwaukee means a return to his former stomping grounds. The Marquette product, seemingly inspired by former college teammate Wesley Matthews has broken out in the past month and looks like he might be the Bulls future shooting guard. Of course, time will tell how good Jimmy Butler can be, but he hasn’t been showing many signs of slowing down. Watch for head coach Tom Thibodeau to pair him up against the Bucks leading scorers, Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis.

Chicago’s second trip to the Bradley center will mark the beginning of a six-game winning stre— er, I mean road trip.

Location: BMO Harris Bradley Center

Time: 7:00pm CST/8:00pm EST

TV: CSN-Chicago

Live Stream: NBA League Pass

Radio: WMVP-AM 1000

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Key to the game: Score more points than the opponent. Teehee.

Streak Avg. Pts Scored Avg. Pts Allowed Last 5 Games
Bucks L1 97.0 97.7 7-3
Bulls W1 93.8 91.5 7-3

Prediction:  Bulls 95, Bucks 89

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