Bulls fans boo their team after worst loss in franchise history
Chicago fans are not happy. People in attendance at the United Center booed their hometown Chicago Bulls as they walked off the floor, following their abysmal 133-77 loss at the hands of the Boston Celtics.
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This marks Chicago’s worst home defeat in franchise history. Surprisingly, the loss comes after a huge 114-112 home win over the surging Oklahoma City Thunder just 24 hours before.
Boston raced off to 17-0 lead in the first quarter and finished the first half with a 64-43 edge at the half. Chicago had a long, grueling night ahead of themselves as the Celtics never let the strangle-hold off the young Bulls in the second half, outscoring them further by 35 points en route to the 56-point blowout win.
Chicago was once a city that was spoiled with championship after championship in the 90’s. However, the Bulls have never recovered since then, failing to return to that glorious form even in the Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler era. Now, they are back to being one of the worst teams in the league.
Nonetheless, all this losing is expected from a young, rebuilding squad like the Bulls. Moreover, Chicago just recently fired former head coach Fred Hoiberg, and the players are still adjusting to new coach Jim Boylen. But still, these aren’t valid excuses for any professional squad to be blown out of their home court like the Bulls were on Saturday.
With the night all but over, the Bulls have no choice but to move on from this horrendous defeat. They look to bounce back in a big way as they host the Sacramento Kings on Monday at the United Center.