Three Things to Watch: Bulls host Giannis, Bucks


The Bulls are looking to break a losing skid Sunday afternoon at home against the Bucks on NBC Sports Chicago presented by Motorola. Coverage begins at 2 p.m. with Bulls Pregame Live.

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo. Lauri Markkanen and Zach LaVine are fun, but the main reason you're tuning in Sunday afternoon is for the Greek Freak. We'll let his numbers do the talking: 28.5 points, 10.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.3 steals and 55 percent shooting on 18 FGA per game. Yeah, he's really good, and he just dropped 41 on the Nets on Friday.

2. Jerian Grant: The Bulls really need a bounceback performance from Grant. Yes, he had eight assists and no turnovers on Friday, but has shot 4-for-12 in his last two games and isn't quite getting the offense going like Kris Dunn has. With Dun out Sunday and potentially into next week Grant needs to be better.

3. Zach LaVine: We will see Zach LaVine play better because, frankly, it can't get worse. LaVine shot 3-for-17 in Friday's loss to the Lakers and disappeared down the stretch. He's not worried, and neither should we. He was playing great basketball before that one and, most importantly, he looks healthy out there. Giannis vs. LaVine will be a fun Central Division matchup for years to come.