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Still alive: Bucks out-hustle Bulls to force Game 6

If the Bucks keep playing the way they've played in the last two games, the word \"rebuilding\" will disappear from their vocabulary.

Once again faced with elimination, the Bucks got 22 points from Michael Carter-Williams and 21 from Khris Middleton in a 94-88 win over the Chicago Bulls at the United Center in Monday's Game 5. The win forces a Game 6 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center Thursday and puts the Bucks halfway to becoming the first team in NBA history to come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series.

Carter-Williams heated up in the fourth quarter, hitting several shots to help the Bucks maintain their lead. Defense again played a role, just as coach Jason Kidd intended, as the Bucks racked up 11 blocks and 10 steals on the night. Pau Gasol's 25 points and 10 rebounds led the Bulls, who hold a 3-2 series lead only because they held on to win a double-overtime thriller in Game 3.

Game 6 in Milwaukee tips off at 6:00 Thursday.

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