Not many things went right for the Bulls Saturday evening against the Hawks. While their winning streak was ended, another streak was extended. Jimmy Butler recorded a steal in his 43rd consecutive game.
With the steal, Butler moved in front of Scottie Pippen for the second longest streak in Bulls franchise history.
The streak has lasted through this entire season and dates back to last year. The last regular season game Butler didn’t record a steal was March 25 against Toronto.
Butler still has a long way to go before he can even threaten the team record. Michael Jordan owns the record with 77 straight games with a steal. That streak lasted for nearly a full calendar year and just short of a season’s worth of games. Jordan’s streak started March 23, 1988 and lasted until March 18, 1989.
Longest Bulls steal streaks since '85:— Jeff Mangurten (@JeffGurt) January 9, 2016
77 - Michael Jordan (3/88 - 3/89)
43 - JIMMY BUTLER (3/15 - pres)
42 - Scottie Pippen (3/94 - 12/94)