* When the Hornets won in Chicago on November 3, 89-82, it broke an eight-game losing skein in their series with the Bulls.
* The Bulls went down to defeat 71-69 in Boston last Wednesday despite the Celtics scoring 19 points in the second and third quarters combined, tying for the third-lowest total in NBA history and setting a Celtics’ franchise record for the fewest points in consecutive quarters since the shot clock era began.
*The Bulls committed a season-high 22 turnovers in their loss to Boston. The last time Chicago won a game with at least 22 turnovers was back on New Year’s Eve 2009 at Detroit, a 98-87 triumph over the Pistons.
* Joakim Noah is one of five players averaging 11 points and 11 rebounds per game entering the All-Star break (min 30 games). It’s the third time in his career that Noah had averaged 11 and 11 at the break.
* The Hornets won their final game entering the break, a 99-63 win over the Trail Blazers. It was their most lopsided win since a 100-59 win in Atlanta over the Hawks back on January 21, 2011.
*Ryan Anderson has 159 made three-pointers, the most by any player at the break since Ray Allen’s 172 for Seattle in 2005-06.