The Bulls head back to Chicago for Game 5 on Monday night with a comfortable 3-1 lead. But it could have been a trip back just to eat home cooking and rest. The Bucks mustered a strong effort throughout a 92-90 Game 4 victory in Milwaukee, finally sealing it on a slick baseline layup by the instinctive scorer Jerryd Bayless. Bayless was Derrick Rose’s responsibility on the play. Yet with 1.3 seconds left, Rose’s attention was elsewhere.
“I put that all on me. I just wasn’t paying attention to the ball,” Rose said afterward. Moments earlier the Bulls had had a chance to win with the score tied at 90, but Rose had the ball knocked away from him. The Bulls as a team committed 28 turnovers. Rose had eight of them.