The Chicago Bulls crushed the Milwaukee Bucks 120-66 to advance to the second round of the 2015 NBA playoffs on Thursday. The 54-point margin of victory was the fourth largest in NBA playoffs history, per Fox Sports.
The Bulls led 34-16 after the first quarter and 84-38 about halfway through the third quarter. It was a complete, unmitigated rout, with Chicago determined to avoid the embarrassment of letting a team down 3-0 force a Game 7.
Mike Dunleavy had a game-high 20 points for Chicago, who had dropped Games 4 and 5 before closing out the Bucks emphatically at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Thursday.