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Bucks vs. Bulls final score: Chicago blows 27-point lead in 93-92 loss

The Chicago Bulls blew a 27-point second-half lead and fell 93-92 to the Milwaukee Bucks Monday night at the United Center.

Jonathan Daniel

The Chicago Bulls appeared well on their way to an easy victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night, building up a 27-point third-quarter lead. But the Bulls suffered a huge fourth-quarter collapse, falling 93-92 after Richard Hamilton's last-gasp jumper went wayward with seconds remaining.

The Bucks began their run at the tail end of the third quarter, cutting the 27-point deficit to 17 thanks to strong play from their bench. Milwaukee then needed only five minutes to tie the score at 82, setting up a frantic finish that involved numerous lead changes, missed free throws and turnovers. Ekpe Udoh's layup with just under a minute left proved to be the game-winner.

Ersan Ilyasova came off the bench to score 18 points for Milwaukee, with most of that damage coming in the second half. Udoh and Beno Udrih provided a spark off the bench, with both guys chipping in with 11 points. For the game, Milwaukee's bench outscored Chicago's bench, 56-10.

Hamilton's 30 points led the Bulls. Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Kirk Hinrich scored a season-high 17 points.