(CBS) Heat rolled to a 129-111 win against the Bulls in Miami on Tuesday night. How ignominious was it for Chicago?
The Bulls were founded in 1966, and Tuesday was arguably the worst defensive performance in franchise history.
A look at a few of the sad facts and statistics:
— Chicago allowed its highest opponent field-goal percentage in franchise history as Miami shot 67.5 percent (since they started tracking the stat in 1983-’84).
— The Heat’s 67.5 percent shooting was a franchise record and was the highest in any NBA game since February 2010, when the Jazz shot at the same mark, according to the AP. No NBA team has shot better than Miami since the Los Angeles Clippers did so in March 1998.
— The previous best shooting mark for a team this season had been the Spurs’ 61.8 percent against the hapless 76ers in December.
— Miami scored a whopping 74 points in the paint on Chicago.
— Heat center Hassan Whiteside scored a career-high 26 points on 8-of-11 shooting.
— Joe Johnson — who was averaging 11.8 points on 40.6 percent shooting with the Nets before he was recently bought out and joined the Heat — went off for 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting.