The Milwaukee Bucks improved to 5-16 on the season with a 78-74 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night.
Without Luol Deng, Jimmy Butler and Joakim Noah due to various injuries, the Bulls were simply lifeless on the offensive end, and shot 37.3 percent from the field in the loss. Point guards Kirk Hinrich and Marquis Teague combined to score three points on 1-of-17 shooting.
The star of the show in the Bucks' win was John Henson, who feasted on a short-handed Bulls frontcourt to the tune of 25 points, 14 rebounds, six blocks and three steals. His absurd turnaround fade away bucket with under two minutes to go was the icing on the cake for Milwaukee.
Brandon Knight put together a nice showing, as well, recording a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. O.J. Mayo dished out a team-high seven assists but shot just 2-of-12 from the field in the win.
For Chicago, Mike Dunleavy led the way with a season-high 24 points against his former team, 18 of which came in a second quarter in which the Bulls outscored the Bucks, 28-15.
However, the Bulls fell back to earth in the second half, managing just 32 points over the game's final two quarters. Milwaukee held a six-point edge in the final frame.
Carlos Boozer added 21 points and 12 rebounds while Tony Snell compiled 13 points and six boards in a spot start in place of Butler.
The Bulls will look to get back on track against the hapless New York Knicks on Wednesday while the Bucks will seek a second-straight win against the San Antonio Spurs tomorrow night.