The Bulls are a problematic team. For each season-changing win they have over a team like the Cleveland Cavaliers, they lay a dud against a below .500 team.
Last night, it was the latter. Once again, the Bulls came out flat immediately following a blowout loss the game before. Monday, it was the Utah Jazz who upended the Bulls and for the second time this season, the Bulls were held without a field goal in an overtime period.
Against the Jazz, the Bulls blew a three-point lead with less than 20 seconds left in the game. In overtime, the Bulls scored only three points, coming off of free throws from Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson. All told, the Bulls were 0-5 in overtime with three turnovers.
As ridiculous as that stat-line is, it’s not the first time the Bulls have had an overtime that ugly. Earlier in the season, the Bulls were also held without a field goal in overtime, this time against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Timberwolves not only stopped the Bulls from scoring from the field, they held them completely scoreless. Minnesota scored nine points of their own, winning 102-93 in November. In that game, the Bulls went an amazing 0-9, including 0-7 from beyond the arc and added two turnovers.