CHICAGO — In a season full of lows and dubious records they wanted no part of, the Chicago Bulls reached new depths Saturday night.
The Miami Heat held the Bulls to the lowest point total in the NBA since 1954, the year the shot clock was introduced, humiliating Chicago, 82-49.
"It's not fun, having this record," Chicago center Bill Wennington said.
The Bulls had been on the other end of the previous low-scoring game, limiting Utah to 54 points last June in Game 3 of the NBA finals, but that was when they had Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman. The previous low for a regular-season game was 55, by Indiana against San Antonio on March 29, 1998.
"I don't know what Michael would say about this," Bull guard Ron Harper said.
Jordan, for sure, would never have been part of it. He scored at least 50 points 38 times in his career.