8. Bulls Lose Back-to-Back Games for First Time in a Calendar Year
Despite the carious injuries to Derrick Rose and Rip Hamilton that threatened to hold the Bulls down, the Bench Mob was shining when they were being called upon. As the Bulls headed into late March, they were riding an impressive streak that Bulls fans couldn’t stop pointing out and highlighting.
It had been over a calendar year since the Bulls had lost back-to-back games to an opponent.
Without the services of Derrick Rose, the Bulls held the Orlando Magic under 60 points in March 17, and went on to finish the month with an impressive 4-1 stretch. But April was the beginning of the end for the Bulls and t started right away with a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Bulls had lost before, and there was much confidence that they’d win the next night since losing twice in a row was so last year. But when the Houston Rockets rolled into Chicago, they rolled all over the Bulls. It was a bitter taste to have such an impressive streak snapped, but in hindsight it was nothing compared to what was in store as the season wound down.