Originally written on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 5/14/13

We know that the Chicago Bulls have been running on fumes for their entire playoff run, what with their lineup decimated by injuries and all. That said, the futility the Bulls displayed during a disastrous Game 4 was stupefying. Of course, a large helping of credit goes to the Miami Heat, whose defense was stifling, but this was no ordinary stinkbomb by a bad offensive team. First, a few basic stats: the 65 points scored by the Bulls set a franchise playoff low, as did their nine third quarter points and 25.7 percent shooting from the floor. As if those rudimentary numbers don’t paint a bleak enough picture for how awful the Bulls were at putting the ball in the basket, consider the following comparisons (some of which are entirely irrelevant, but in times as dark as these one must try to find some levity). Some numbers: 9: The number of Chicago Cubs players with a batting average higher than the Bulls’ field goal percentage from Game 4. Consider the fact that the Cubs are the worst team in the National League Central, and are already nine games out of first place through roughly six weeks of the season. 6: The number of times Golden State’s Stephen Curry has scored nine or more points in a third quarter during the playoffs. 1: The number of baskets reserve point guard Marquis Teague scored in the opposing team’s basket. 0: The number of baskets reserve point guard Marquis Teague scored in his own team’s basket. 12: The number of shots taken by Nate Robinson, as well as the number of combined shots taken by Miami Heat players Ray Allen, Chris Andersen, Norris Cole, Rashard Lewis, and James Jones. 8: The difference between how many shots Allen, Andersen, Cole, Lewis, and Jones made and how many Nate Robinson made (hint for those of you who don’t see where this is going: Nate made zero). 11: The number of points scored by Richard Hamilton, who hadn’t played a minute in the series until Game 4, despite being one of eight healthy players on the roster. 11.8 percent/10.1 percent: The Bulls’ three-point percentage and the shooting average of the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which HOW IS THIS EVEN CLOSE? DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH HARDER IT IS TO SCORE A PLAYOFF GOAL IN HOCKEY THAN IT IS TO MAKE A THREE IN THE NBA? 160: The number of consecutive minutes Bulls forward Jimmy Butler played until being mercifully pulled with 2:10 to go in the fourth quarter of this blowout. How he is still upright I’ll never know. +12: The offensive rebounding differential the Bulls enjoyed in Game 4. Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah combining on 4-of-20 shooting didn’t make the advantage on the offensive glass a factor in the score. 7: The number of Chicago turnovers in the third quarter of Game 4. I’m guessing. 0: The total number of technical fouls called in the game. At least this lopsided affair didn’t feature ejections and leathery old Miami widows flipping the bird at departing players. .000000001: Percentage chance I give Chicago of reeling off three-straight wins to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. The post How bad were the Chicago Bulls in Game 4? An unscientific breakdown appeared first on Midwest Sports Fans.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Wilson, Seahawks agree to four-year, $86.7M contract

Report: Former Jets exec leaked false Deflategate info to ESPN

Belichick on sticking it to NFL: 'Really not very important to me'

Yankees, Astros reportedly both pursuing Craig Kimbrel

Urban Meyer hints JT Barrett leads Ohio State starting QB competition

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Boras: Marlins players are angry Marcell Ozuna is in minors

Report: Chancellor officially holding out of training camp

Cardinals' Jen Welter is 'tired of hearing about Tom Brady's balls'

Sandoval downplays talk about weight, conditioning, defense

Astros acquire Carlos Gomez from Brewers

Richardson charged for resisting arrest after high-speed chase

Famed ballboy Red Lightning spotted at Falcons camp

Rickie Fowler aces final hole, treats media to free beers

SEC remains college football's best conference

The Rock 'pretty disappointed,' but defends Hulk Hogan

Urban Meyer will make us wait on OSU's starting QB decision

Compelling camp competitions: #5 Bradford vs. Sanchez

Five most overrated NFL players heading into 2015 season

Giants acquire Mike Leake from Reds for two prospects

Twins closer's wife pens essay about Twitter hate he's enduring

Kings set to make Lieberman NBA’s second female coach

Is Julius Randle a star?

Projecting the prospects in the David Price trade

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Examining the state of the NFL

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

David Price traded to Blue Jays

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Cole Hamels chose Rangers over Astros

Can Preller fix the mess in San Diego?

Next summer's top 10 NBA free agents

Who is the NL's new top shortstop?

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians calls Jen Welter a 'trailblazer'

Mets still act like a small-market team

Tom Brady: I did nothing wrong

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker