A thorny end — Bulls beat Bucks, 106-104

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MILWAUKEE — The reigning NBA Most Valuable Player was too much for the Bucks on Wednesday night. Derrick Rose hit a jumper from just inside the three point line at the buzzer to push the Chicago Bulls past Milwaukee, 106-104.  Ersan Ilyasova led the home team with a career high 32 points.

The Bradley Center crowd included a sizable portion of Bulls fans, as is usually the case, but Bucks center Drew Gooden purchased 65 tickets himself just to add some support for his guys.  The Bucks have played well this week in splitting against Philadelphia and Chicago and will host Jeremy Lin, Steve Novak and the Knicks Friday night.