The Chicago Bulls last five games:
- Bulls lose to Bucks 123-102
- Bulls lose to Jazz 102-98
- Bulls lose to Celtics 111-104
- Bulls lose to Mavs 118-110
- Bulls lose to Pelicans 123-108
The Bulls’ second-worst loss of this five-game skid came against the 12-25 (now 13-25) New Orleans Pelicans. Absurd.
The Bulls have lost a season-high 5 straight games overall and have also lost 5 straight against the Pelicans.
The Bulls are the only team without a win over New Orleans since the start of the 2017-18 season.
— Jeff Mangurten (@JeffGurt) January 9, 2020
I understand dropping four-straight to the Bucks, Jazz, Celtics, and Mavs, but a 15-point loss to the Pelicans is yet another game to add to the Bulls already long “worst losses of the season” list.
Tied at halftime, 48-48, the Bulls were run out of the gym in the third quarter. The Pelicans scored 44 points in the third frame and held the Bulls to just 27. Basically, they called game.
Brandon Ingram led the way for the Pelicans with 29 points and a career-high 11 assists. Zach LaVine led all-scorers with 32 points, but in familiar fashion, he left the game frustrated because it was all for naught.
This is the type of loss (in a season full of losses) where a head coach’s job security comes into question. Unfortunately, that will not be the case for Jim Boylen and the Chicago Bulls. Instead, Boylen will rest easy tonight and happily dream about the “fight” coming this weekend against the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pacers.
Meanwhile, the rest of us will continue living this nightmare.