Chicago Bulls History: Looking at the 10 Losses of the Only 70+ Win Team Ever

The Lakers are 13-6 and the Heat are 12-8. Yawn...

Let's look at the only NBA team ever to win 70 games (72-10 actually!); the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls; with their leader; the GOAT.

The team included Randy Brown, Jud Buechler, Jason Caffey, James Edwards, Jack Haley, John Salley, Dickey Simpkins, Bill Wennington, Luc Longley, Steve Kerr, Toni Kukoc, Ron Harper, Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen.

No way that team could win 70 - maybe they could win 50-  But - Oh wait, the last roster member was Michael Jordan. That's how they did it: They had MJ!

In the Bulls ten losses on the season, Jordan shot like Kobe and the other teams guard was usually on fire.

The 72 wins saw Jordan average 31 points (at age 33) on over 50% shooting. For the season, Jordan averaged 30.4 points and shot 50%. He led the league in scoring for a record eighth time.

The Bulls scored 105.2 points per game (#1) and held their opponents to 92.9 points per game (#3)

This is the greatest season margin of victory of all time.

LOSS #1 - The Bulls started the season 5-0 and then lost to Orlando in Orlando. Jordan had a rare bad shooting game and shot 40% from the field. He did shoot 43% from three point range and scored 23 points. He added 7 reb, 6 ast and 2 steals. Pippen made 7/20 for 17 points. Kukoc added 16 off the bench, but on Orlando's end, Anferne Hardaway was hot. He made 12 of 18 shots including 4/7 from three point range for 36 points. He uncharacteristically recorded 0 assists. Orlando won 94-88.

The Bulls won the next 5 straight. 

They then lost in Seattle, the team they would meet in the finals. 

LOSS #2 - Seattle 97, Bulls 92. Jordan shot a Kobe-esque 6/19 from the field and finished with 22 points. Longley had a great game with 21 points on 7/10 shooting. Pippen added 18. Rodman didn't play. On the other end, Payton scored 26 on 10/16 shooting and Kemp ...

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