Giannis-less Bucks beat Chicago 108-98

CHICAGO (AP) — Brook Lopez and Khris Middleton each scored 22 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks were good enough without Giannis Antetokounmpo to beat the Chicago Bulls 108-98.

The Bucks hope Antetokounmpo won’t be sidelined for long after the reigning two-time MVP rolled his already sprained right ankle in the opening minute at Houston the previous night.

They still had enough to bounce back from a loss to the NBA-worst Rockets. The Bucks let a 19-point lead dwindle to two late in the first half. They bumped it back up to 17 entering the fourth and hung on from there.

Coby White led Chicago with 21 points.

Milwaukee will now return home for two games against the Eastern Conference-leading Brooklyn Nets with the first one coming Sunday.