Emotions run high in defeat

CHICAGO – By the end of the first half Wednesday, Nate Robinson had racked up 13 points and dished countless words against Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings.

That’s when Jennings decided that enough was enough.

“I didn’t take it kindly,” Jennings said after the Bucks’ 104-96 win at the United Center. “I warned him about it, and then I got ticked off at halftime and just attacked from the start.”

Jennings finished the game with 35 points, including 25 in the second half. Robinson finished with 19 points, including six points on 3-for-11 shooting in the second half.

Robinson downplayed his personal battle with Jennings, who posed after several 3-pointers and extended his arms as if he were a low-flying plane.

“That’s just part of the game,” Robinson said. “Nobody wants to get scored on. But it’s a team game. You can’t get caught up in playing one on one.”

On the map: The Bulls could add Seattle to their list of travel destinations next season.

The Sacramento Kings could be sold to an ownership group that would move the team to Seattle, according to a Yahoo Sports report. The move could take place as soon as the 2013-14 season.

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was as a scout for the Seattle SuperSonics during the 1991-92 season.

“It’s a great basketball city,” Thibodeau said. “I don’t want to speculate on a team being sold until it happens, but Seattle itself is a great city.

“It would be great for the league. Hopefully, at some point, there will be a team there again.”

Not finished: Jim Boylan served as the Bucks’ interim coach for the second consecutive game in place of Scott Skiles, who parted ways with the team this week after five seasons.

Boylan said he believed Skiles would coach again in the NBA. Skiles has compiled a 443-433 record in parts of 13 seasons as a coach, including a stint with the Bulls from 2003 to 2007.

“I just think Scott is meant to be a coach,” Boylan said. “He loves it. There are teams out there that can use a guy that can come in and give them some structure.”

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