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After silence early in series, Nikola Mirotic golden in Game 3

After silence early in series, Nikola Mirotic golden in Game 3

Until Friday night, Nikola Mirotic had drawn attention this postseason for just two things: Wrestling with Bucks giant Zaza Pachulia and finishing second to Andrew Wiggins in Rookie of the Year voting. On the day the award was announced, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau heaped praise upon the 6-foot-10 forward, saying: "I love the way he approaches things, how he works, who he is. It's only going to get better and better." But Mirotic barley played in the Bucks series, in part because of a quad injury suffered in the Pachulia tussle. And he made no baskets in limited action in the first two games against the Cavaliers, with Thibodeau saying his minutes depended on...

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