Bulls 93, Bucks 86: Carlos Boozer had 22 points and 19 rebounds while Richard Hamilton also scored 22 points as visiting Chicago snapped its three-game losing streak by taking the opener of a home-and-home set.
Luol Deng contributed 14 points and eight boards for the Bulls, who completed a 2-3 road trip with their ninth consecutive victory over the Bucks.
Brandon Jennings scored a game-high 23 points and Monta Ellis added 17 for Milwaukee, which has lost three games in a row overall and five straight home meetings with Chicago. Jennings was helped off the court with 23 seconds left in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury.
In a game that was tight throughout, Nate Robinson hit a jump shot with 4:45 remaining in the fourth to snap an 81-81 tie and put Chicago ahead for good. The teams traded baskets until Boozer's dunk with 29.8 seconds left gave the Bulls an 89-85 advantage.
Hamilton and Joakim Noah each buried a pair of free throws in the waning seconds to seal the victory.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Hamilton scored 11 of his 22 points in the first quarter, while Jennings recorded 13 of his 23 in the same period. ... Ellis had only five points in the second half. ... Both clubs struggled from 3-point range, combining to make only 7 of 33 shots.