the really weird thing is this wasn't even a free-throw - USA TODAY Sports
It was impressive
Not much to add in terms of analysis to the recap of what we saw Monday night. But here are a lot of numbers. Nearly all of these are from ESPN Radio's Jeff Mangurten, who's a good in-game Twitter follow.
- In the second quarter the Hawks scored 5 points. This tied the record-low for a Bulls opponent, and set a new record for Hawks futility.
- In the first half the Hawks scored 20 points. This set a new record-low for a Bulls opponent, and set a new record for Hawks futility. It tied the second-worst half of all-time for any NBA team. The Bulls also set their record for defensive FG% for a half in holding the Hawks to 20.5% shooting.
- The Hawks wound up with 58 points for the game. This set a new (regular season) record-low for a Bulls opponent, and was close to a new record for Hawks futility. (57 points, when they were in Milwaukee)
- The Bulls had 59 rebounds, beating out the Hawks 58 points.
- Atlanta became only the fourth team in any NBA game since 1985 to score fewer than 60 points, shoot less than 30% on field goal attempts, and to be outrebounded by at least 20 boards. [from commenter Mike in Illinois]
- Bulls set their season-high for blocks (13), Taj Gibson had his personal season-high (5)
- The Hawks individual lead scorer was Mike Scott with 10 points. This is both the least noteworthy leading scorer of a team in NBA history, and also quite the two-sport achievement.
- Nate Robinson is closing in on the second-worst feud of all time, a mark he shares with Steve Novak. The leader is still the Rick Brunson vs. Chris Jefferies feud of 2003.