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Bulls guard Jimmy Butler goes up for a basket against Bucks forward Jabari Parker in the second half of Tuesday night's NBA game in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 106-101.

MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 29 points and 10 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks used a late rally to slip past the Chicago Bulls, 106-101 on Tuesday night.

Greg Monroe added 17 points and 12 rebounds for Milwaukee.

Jimmy Butler scored 30 points and Nikola Mirotic and Tony Snell added 17 apiece for Chicago, which used a 25-9 run late in the third quarter and early into the fourth to seemingly gain control of the game.

The Bulls, who have lost three straight, have scored 100 or more points for 12 consecutive games. But Chicago has allowed at least 100 points in eight of those games.

The Bucks used an 8-0 run to tie the game at 91 in the fourth. Monroe's three-point play with 2:58 remaining gave the Bucks a 96-95 lead. Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer from the corner to extend the lead to four.

Butler got the Bulls within two with a pair of free throws, but then Middleton made a jumper, and after Butler missed a reverse layup, Antetokounmpo snared the rebound with 8.7 left and sank both free throws to grow Milwaukee's lead to 104-98.

The Bulls sprinted to an early 11-point lead and held a 29-20 margin after the first quarter. Milwaukee shot 32 percent in the period.

Milwaukee trailed 51-46 at the half. The Bulls outrebounded the Bucks 35-19 in the first half, including 14 offensive boards. Snell had 12 first-half points off the bench for Chicago.

The Bulls' Derrick Rose, who briefly went to the locker room late in the first quarter, left the game again in the third with left patellar tendinitis. He returned in the fourth.

Butler, who played at Marquette University in Milwaukee, wore blue and gold high-top shoes adorned with a Marquette Golden Eagle logo.

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