Bulls Game 5 Notes For Monday vs. Milwaukee

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* When leading a best-of-seven playoff series 3-1, the Bulls are 8-5 in Game 5’s, and are 7-2 in these Game 5’s when playing at home. Chicago has never lost a best-of-seven series when leading 3-1 (13-0 series record). When trailing a best-of-seven playoff series 1-3, the Bucks are 3-5 in Game 5’s and have never come back to win any of these series (0-8 series record).

* In Milwaukee’s Game 4 win, it had 20 steals, forced 26 turnovers, and scored 39 points off of turnovers. It was just the second game by any team this season (regular or postseason) with 20-plus steals, forcing 25-plus turnovers, and scoring 35-plus points off of turnovers (Celtics against Cavaliers on April 12 – 20 steals, 25 forced turnovers, 36 points off of turnovers).

* In Chicago’s Game 4 loss, Jimmy Butler had a playoff career-high 33 points on 12-of-17 (.706) shooting from the field and 5-of-7 (.714) shooting from three-point range. So far in this series, Butler is averaging 28.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and is shooting 54.3 (38/70) percent from the field.

* Pau Gasol had 16 points and 10 rebounds in Chicago’s Game 4 loss on Saturday. It was the 36th playoff game of his career with 15-plus points and 10-plus rebounds, seventh most among active players. Gasol has had a double-double in every game of this series, averaging 13.5 points and 13.3 rebounds.

* In Milwaukee’s Game 4 win, O.J. Mayo came off the bench and scored a team-high 18 points on 6-of-11 (.545) shooting from the field and 4-of-6 (.667) shooting from three-point range. It was the sixth time in Mayo’s playoff career he came off the bench and scored 15-plus points and it was the first time since 2012 when he scored 20 points off the bench against the Clippers in Game 2 of the first round (with Memphis).

* Jerryd Bayless made the game-winning field-goal at the buzzer in Game 4, giving the Bucks a 92-90 win over the Bulls. It was Bayless’ first game-winning buzzer-beater of his career (regular or postseason) and it was the third game-winning field-goal at the buzzer for the Bucks this season (Khris Middleton had the other two on December 15 at Suns and March 24 vs. Heat).

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