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WISCONSIN HERD EARNS FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON

By Wisconsin Herd Staff /November 21, 2022

The Wisconsin Herd, the NBA G League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks, defeated the Windy City Bulls 112-102. The two teams were tied at half and at the end of the third quarter, but the Herd dominated the third quarter outscoring the Bulls 34-24. Overall, the Herd beat out the Bulls in rebounds (54-42) and points in the paint (52-44).

Both teams were led by Joe Wieskamp with 30 points. Lindell Wigginton added 20 points while Jontay Porter posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Bulls were led by Kostas Antetokounmpo and Ethan Thompson with 16 points.

Jordan Bone made a driving floater to put the Herd on the board in the beginning of the first quarter. The Bulls went on an 8-0 run to go up 16-5 at the six-minute mark. The Herd fought back outscoring the Bulls 14-4 to come within one point, the Bulls held on to lead at the end of the first quarter 27-21.

Jordan Bone assisted a dunk by Ibou Badji to open the second quarter. Lindell Wigginton followed with back-to-back baskets to add five points while Iverson Molinar added another set of back-to-back baskets to put the Herd within five. The Herd powered back to tie the game after Jordan Bone completed a three-point play. The Bulls answered taking the lead, but Jontay Porter hit a hook shot to give the Herd their first lead of the game. The Bulls hit a layup to tie the game 57-57 at the half. Joe Wieskamp led the Herd with 17 points in the first half followed by Jordan Bone with 12.

Joe Wieskmap scored the first three baskets in the second half for the Herd pushing them up 65-59. The Herd continued to control the game being up 74-66 with 4 minutes left in the third quarter. The Bulls scored five unanswered points to come within three and later tied the game 78-78 at the end of the third quarter. Wieskamp led both teams with 27 points.

Jontay Porter hit a three-point shot to open the third quarter putting the Herd ahead. Jordan Bone added another three-point shot to put the Herd up by 10 with under nine minutes left in the game. The Herd continued to grow their lead, going up by 20 points. With three minutes remaining, Wieskamp hit a three-point shot to bring his total points to 30. The Herd went on to win the game 112-102.