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Giannis Antetokounmpo triple-doubles to lead Milwaukee Bucks past Chicago Bulls, 111-98

The Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, center, is fouled by the Chicago Bulls’ Ryan Arcidiacono, bottom right, during the second half Monday in Milwaukee. (AP photo)

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks committed 23 turnovers — and won anyway.

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co. finished strong on Monday.

Antetokounmpo had a triple-double and scored his 10,000th career point, and the Bucks beat the Chicago Bulls 111-98 to sweep the four-game season series.

Antetokounmpo had 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists for his fourth triple-double of the season. He reached 10,000 points on a jump hook with 4:30 remaining in the fourth.

But the reigning NBA MVP also committed eight turnovers. The Bulls scored 24 points off Milwaukee’s miscues.

The Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo shoots a free throw during the second half against the Chicago Bulls on Monday in Milwaukee. (AP photo)

Antetokounmpo said he thinks a trip to Paris this week, as well as the rare late afternoon, weekday start, may have played a part in the team’s sloppy play.

“A game like this, it’s kind of a tricky game,” he said. “We’re about to leave to go to Paris, we’ve got to take care of our family here, make sure everything’s right. You’ve got to make sure you pack your bags, all that other stuff. It takes away from the game.”

Antetokounmpo shrugged off the turnovers to help the Bucks pull away late.

“Having turnovers doesn’t slow me down. I want to keep being aggressive,” he said.

Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer credited the Bulls’ aggressive defensive scheme.

“Chicago makes it hard on you,” he said. “They force a lot of turnovers, they’re active defensively.”

Khris Middleton added 24 points for Milwaukee, which has won 10 consecutive games over the Bulls dating to the 2017-18 season. It’s the Bucks’ longest winning streak over Chicago since the teams began playing in 1968.

The Bucks ran their league-best record to 39-6 with their seventh straight victory. Milwaukee shot 58%, with Middleton connecting on 10 of 13 shots.

Zach LaVine had 24 points for Chicago, which shot just 37%. Kris Dunn scored 15 points, and reserve Thaddeus Young added 14 points.