Bulls and Heat score 20 first-quarter points – combined

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NBA teams have singlehandedly scored more than 20 points in more than 82% of their quarters this season.

The Bulls and Heat couldn’t do it together in their first quarter yesterday.

Chicago led Miami 13-7 after their first period of the Heat’s 100-93 win. It’s tied for the ninth-lowest-scoring quarter in the shot-clock era:


The Bulls were dreadful, shooting 4-for-24 (17%), but Miami was even worse. The Heat had more turnovers (five) than made shots (two on 19 attempts, 11%).

This is what happens when two lousy offenses tip off a 2:40 p.m. on a Sunday.