CHICAGO (AP) -- Ben Gordon scored 19 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter and the Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 103-99 tonight to give Jim Boylan a win in his debut as interim coach.
Boylan was promoted from his assistant's role, replacing Scott Skiles who was fired on Christmas Eve after the Bulls' horrendous start. Chicago is now 10-17.
As his first major move, Boylan changed the starting lineup, replacing Gordon with Chris Duhon, hoping that Gordon -- former sixth man of the year -- would provide instant scoring off the bench.
Gordon responded with a big final quarter when he went 10-of-11 from the line. Luol Deng added 28 for Chicago.
Michael Redd paced the Bucks with 34.
Bucks coach Larry Krystkowiak was ejected with 1:18 left after picking up his second technical foul.
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