Age: 23 Height: 6-8 Weight: 250 lbs School: Duke
Giannis Antetokounmpo kept doing his thing for the Milwaukee Bucks. Antetokounmpo had a season-high 36 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in an entertaining duel with former teammate Jabari Parker, who paced the Bulls with 24 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Jabari Parker and the Chicago Bulls pushed the ball whenever they had the chance. Parker had 20 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, and the Bulls beat the Suns 124-116 on Wednesday night to stop a four-game slide. Chicago shot a season-high 56.8 percent from the field and placed six players in double figures in just its third win in its last 12 games.
The undermmaned Bulls were grateful to have a day off Sunday before getting two consecutive practice days for the first time in a while. Along with allowing the Bulls to rest their legs, Fred Hoiberg's group was able to implement a bit of strategy leading into their Wednesday tilt against the young Phoenix Suns: Push the pace, get the ball up the floor and find easy baskets. The strategy wasn't built for an individual, but for at least one night it unlocked Jabari Parker and allowed the Chicago native the freedom to be at his best, and he answered with his best night in a Bulls uniform.