The Chicago Bulls are making all sorts of bad history these days, and they added another loss to the pile in a defeat at the hands of the Denver Nuggets on Thursday.
The Bulls, who led late into the game, coughed up that lead thanks to some bad play by Justin Holiday, who committed two fouls, badly missed a three-point attempt and allowed Will Barton to score the game-winning layup in the closing seconds to seal a 111-110 defeat.
That loss continued a remarkable run of awful play in the Mile High City for the Bulls, who are now 1-17 in Denver since Michael Jordan retired in 1998, according to the Daily Herald’s Mike McGraw. The Bulls have won at least four games in every other NBA city since that time, making their present struggles in Denver quite remarkable.
Of course, the Bulls are doing more than just losing in one particular city. According to The Ringer, the Bulls are now the fastest team to lose four games by 30 points or more in a season, doing so in just 17 games. Their latest blowout loss came at the hands of the Golden State Warriors last week, a 49-point drubbing that was the third-worst loss in team history.
The Bulls have now lost 12 of their last 13 games overall, and now stand at 3-17 on the young season.