Bulls Set Franchise Defensive Record
The Chicago Bulls set a franchise record low for points allowed in a regular season game during Monday night’s 85-59 win over the Orlando Magic.
Their previous low came in 1997 when they gave up just 62 points in a win over the Milwaukee Bucks. As usual, Tom Thibodeau and his players didn’t make a big deal of the accomplishment.
“I’m just happy with the win,” Thibodeau said. “I thought our guys came out, played well. We had a lot of guys step up. I thought [John] Lucas was terrific. Carlos [Boozer] was great. Our big guys had a tough job with Dwight [Howard]; I thought [Joakim] Noah] battled, Omer [Asik] battled. I thought Taj [Gibson] in limited minutes rebounded the ball great. We had a lot of guys step up and play well … we got a deep team and everybody stepped up.”