In December Fred Hoiberg pushed his team to pick up the offensive pace. Problem is, now the other team gets more shots, too. And, they’re making theirs.
For the first time since Vinny Del Negro was roaming the sideline, the Bulls have given up 100-plus points in seven consecutive games.
Bulls now have allowed 100+ points in 7 straight games. Longest such streak since 12 straight Feb. 22 - Mar. 17, 2010 under Vinny Del Negro— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) February 11, 2016
The Bulls have allowed 100+ points at the United Center 10 times this season. They allowed 100+ at home 17 times last season.— Jeff Mangurten (@JeffGurt) February 11, 2016
This wouldn’t be the worse development if they were putting points on the board like the Warriors. They’re not. In those seven games, the Bulls have hit the century mark three times and have won just once.
What’s worse is the 100-plus pattern portends bad things ahead. Take a look at the other NBA teams who regularly allow triple digits.
Besides the Bulls, only two of those teams (Blazers, Jazz) would currently qualify for the playoffs and none are above .500.
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