The Chicago Bulls have had plenty of issues this season as they continue to struggle without Derrick Rose. But sitting at 6-6 on the season, they had a chance to get back to the sunny side of .500 last night against the Milwaukee Bucks. By the third quarter, they looked to be doing just that, building a 27 point lead. Over the last quarter of an hour though, the Bucks outscored the Bulls 42-12 and Chicago lost 93-92 to their division rival. The loss has compounded some of the frustrations the team and fans are feeling with how the season is progressing.
The loss to Milwaukee snapped a nine game winning streak over the Bucks for the Bulls who have now lost four of their last five overall. It wasn't as if the Bucks starters were scoring against the Bulls reserves; all of Chicago's starters played at least 38 minutes. Head coach Tom Thibodeau vented to the media after the game.
In this league, if you’re not a 48-minute team, you’re asking for trouble. As soon as you start feeling good about yourself, you’re going to get knocked on your [expletive] and that’s what happened.
The Bulls will try and right the ship on Wednesday against the Dallas Mavericks at home.