The lowly Chicago Bulls and middling Miami Heat made history on Sunday. And not the kind they’d like to be remembered for. Thankfully for them, they melted the eyeballs right out of the sockets of anyone unfortunate enough to be subjected to their initial quarter of play.
On a day that typically belongs to the NFL, the two NBA teams (for now) combined to end the first quarter with an embarrassingly football-esque score: the Bulls led the Heat 13-7 after the first period.
The Bulls and Heat shot a combined 6-for-43 in the first quarter.
That’s 13,9 percent.
More turnovers (8) than made field goals (6).
— Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) November 26, 2017
We interrupt football Sunday to bring you this basketball tweet.
What the hell is wrong with the Bulls and the Heat pic.twitter.com/4DK7YPuwwW
— Limousine Riding , Jet Flying , Son of a Gun (@IOnlySayFacts) November 26, 2017
Did we mention the Bulls are coming off a 143-94 loss to the Warriors?
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) November 26, 2017
The Bulls are on pace to blow out the Heat 52-28.
— Kelly Scaletta (@KellyScaletta) November 26, 2017
After the first quarter in Chicago, the Bulls scored 13 points and the Heat scored 7. pic.twitter.com/RSrjADneUV
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) November 26, 2017
Both these teams should have to report to the G-League, immediately.
.#Chicago #Miami #nba #bulls #heat #Chicagobulls #Miamiheat #basketball #terrible #gleague #jumpshot #tank #lotterybound https://t.co/rUulcU4DSR pic.twitter.com/AAC4S2PrNM
— bobby hill (@Mocha_Jesus) November 26, 2017
My eyes hurt. Teams combined to shoot 6-43 for the field (Heat 2-19) and Bulls up 13-7 after one quarter.
— Will Manso (@WillManso) November 26, 2017
According to Basketball Reference, the teams’ combined 20 points account for the third-lowest-scoring first quarter since the invention of the shot clock, narrowly escaping the rock-fisted clutches of the 2004-05 Portland Trail Blazers and New Jersey Nets (19 points) and the 1956-57 Syracuse Nationals and Fort Wayne Pistons (18!).
The Heat responded by rattling off an impressive 93 points over the next three quarters for a 100-93 victory.