And the Award for "Worst Game of the Season" Goes to … Bulls 73, Hornets 83

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And the Award for “Worst Game of the Season” Goes to … Bulls 73, Hornets 83

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On Wednesday night, the Chicago Bulls had 106 points to their name heading into the 4th quarter. Tonight, they had 50.

In arguably the worst game of the NBA season, the Bulls scored the lowest point total of any team this year in an 83-73 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. Both teams played an ugly game, but by the end of the night, the Bulls won the prize for the ugliest! Yippie! At least they won something. 

Honestly, this is an impressive feat. The Bulls couldn’t carry even an ounce of momentum from their highest-scoring performance in United Center history two nights ago (136-102 victory over the Atlanta Hawks). Instead, the team did the exact opposite and shot 30 percent from the field and 20.6 percent from 3-point range.

I’m not even quite sure what to say about this one right now, so I think I’ll let Twitter helm me do the talking:

  • Facts.

  • Do you hear that, Jerry?

  • Is that bad?

  • ABSURD. WHY!?

  • THAT’S NOT A GOOD ANSWER.

  • POSITIVE!? I CAN’T STOP YELLING! AHHHHHH!

  • COOL.

I tweeted it out, but even labeling this performance as embarrassing feels too kind.

Jim Boylen’s comments after the game really didn’t help the cause, and if you want to feel enraged, you can watch some of them in the thread here:

As you can see, Markkanen sat for practically 15 straight minutes of action despite playing his best basketball as of late. Indeed, he’s averaged 18.7 points per game on 52.6 percent shooting from the field over his last six games. But I suppose Thaddeus Young’s recent complaining got the coach’s attention, and he beat out Markkanen in minutes 27 to 26.

Once again, Boylen’s handling a situation in a ridiculous way.

Anyway, the Bulls continue to find a new way to hit rock bottom night in and night out, and I think we all know that’s only going to continue until we see some serious change. In what form will that come? Well, that’s up to the organization. The fans continue to do all they can to hold this team accountable, booing their own team off the court in an arena that’s seeing its worst attendance in over a decade.

So your move, Reinsdorfs.



Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is a writer for Bleacher Nation and a human being. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.