The Chicago Bulls are connected a roll.
After a 130-122 win implicit the Washington Wizards, the Bulls present ain the league's longest winning streak astatine nine games arsenic they widen their pb implicit the Brooklyn Nets astatine the apical of the Eastern Conference to 2.5 games.
Four of their nine wins person been decided by 5 points oregon less, highlighted by DeMar DeRozan's back-to-back game-winning buzzer-beaters against the Indiana Pacers and Washington Wizards.
“We can’t beryllium satisfied with anything,” DeRozan said via the Chicago Tribune. “We enactment highly hard, can’t instrumentality thing for granted. We recognize our task — and that’s to proceed to support getting better.
“Yeah, we won immoderate games. We’re connected a winning streak, but we’re not satisfied with nary of that.”
As they look to proceed their red-hot tally of form, let's dive into some of the numbers down their nine-game run.
11: Years since they past won 9-straight
Their existent nine-game triumph streak is the Bulls' longest since the 2010-11 season.
The starting 5 liable for that streak featured a reigning MVP Derrick Rose, Rip Hamilton, Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah.
The existent Bulls person inactive got a agelong mode to spell breaking the franchise grounds of 18 which was acceptable by the legendary 72-10 1995-96 Bulls that went connected to triumph the NBA championship.
1: Offence firing connected each cylinders
Across their past nine games, the Bulls person the best violative rating successful the league astatine 119.7, 2nd lone to the San Antonio Spurs (4-4).
Despite players coming successful and retired of the lineup owed to wellness and information protocols, astir notably Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso, the Bulls haven't missed a bushed offensively.
Only DeMar DeRozan, Nikola Vucevic and Coby White person appeared successful each nine games during the streak.
90.4: Bulls starters starring the way
The Bulls trust connected their starting radical for the bulk of their points, with lone the Toronto Raptors seat producing little than the Bulls reserves this season.
Through 36 games, the Bulls starters average 84.3 points per nighttime (1st successful NBA), but during this streak they've cranked things up a notch, putting up 90.4 points per game which is 2nd lone to the Raptors.
Zach LaVine has been the starring antheral with 27.6 portion DeRozan is putting up 27 and Vucevic 17.6.
1: Zach LaVine successful uncharted waters
Coming into the season, Bulls defender Zach LaVine had ne'er won 4 games successful a enactment successful his full seven-year NBA career.
How things person changed for the 2020 Olympic golden medalist, who is presently enjoying his champion agelong of hoops and is present connected way to marque his archetypal quality successful the playoffs this season.
During the streak, LaVine has played successful six of those games, averaging 27.6 points, scoring the shot with ridiculous efficiency on 52.7 percent from the field, 50.0 percent from the 3-point enactment and 93.8 percent astatine the free-throw line.
The views connected this leafage bash not needfully bespeak the views of the NBA oregon its clubs.