The Chicago Bulls lost their second game in a row on Monday night at the Miami Heat 112-99. The team continued what has been a worrisome trend of struggling against the top teams in the league.
The Bulls are just 2-13 this season against teams that have won at least 60% of their games. One of the glaring things that occurred in this loss for the Bulls is that DeMar DeRozan’s historic streak of ten straight games with 30 points or more came to an end. He had just 18 points on 7-16 shooting.
This is not to say the loss is on DeRozan, the Bulls had plenty of other things go wrong that caused them to lose to the Heat. Shooting 7-29 from three and committing 16 turnovers that led to 25 points to name a couple.
Glad It’s Over
DeRozan’s streak of 30 point games came just one short of tying Michael Jordan’s franchise record of 11. During the streak, DeRozan set an NBA record of eight straight games with at least 35 points and 50 percent shooting from the field. The previous record was held by Wilt Chamberlain with six straight games.
DeRozan also became just the seventh player in league history to record eight straight 35 point games. He joined Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and James Harden. DeRozan spoke on what historic steak was like for him after the loss on Monday night.