Chicago Bulls Week in Review: 2-1 in Texas for First Time Since 1998

November 21st, 2010 by kelly smith Leave a reply »

The Chicago Bulls began their annual "circus trip" this past Tuesday, finishing the Texas part of the trek on Friday.


For the first time since Michael Jordan's 1998 team, the Chicago Bulls finished 2-1 in Texas, with victories over the Houston Rockets, the Dallas Mavericks and a loss to the San Antonio Spurs.


A curious pattern emerged during those games in Texas. In each of the contests, the Bulls were leading at halftime, only to lose their lead in each game during the third quarter.


In total, the Bulls were outscored a combined 91-43 during the third period. That averages out to a little over 30 points for the opposing team, versus a little over 12 for the Bulls.


In two of the games (Houston and Dallas), the Bulls were able to overcome their third-quarter woes to pull out victories. N ...

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