Bulls score 9 in first quarter vs. Celtics, Boston’s bench does wave (VIDEO)


Things did not go well for the Chicago Bulls on Sunday. Chicago opened the game by scoring single-digit points in the first quarter, an embarrassing feat for a team with many of them this season.

Thanks to that dismal first quarter, Chicago was somehow the first team this season to go without a made basket inside of the painted area during a quarter.

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Dwyane Wade‘s first quarter defense was emblematic of the issues Chicago had against the Celtics in Massachusetts. On one play, it appeared the future Hall of Famer was simply unwilling to move his feet in order to defend a backdoor cutter.


That was followed up by some pretty awful spacing on the offensive side of the floor. One play saw Jimmy Butler quite literally dribble straight into Robin Lopez as his teammates crowded around him:

The game would end up as a 20-point blowout, but not before the Celtics bench got in on the wave as the crowd in Boston celebrated their eventual win.

This is as good a time as any to remind you that league thinking is that the jobs of Bulls front office duo John Paxson and Gar Forman are expected to be safe heading into the offseason.

Boston beat Chicago, 100-80.