Bulls Game Notes For Thursday @ Utah
* In the past eight matchups between the Bulls and the Jazz, only once has either team reached the 100-point mark (Utah won 105-96 this past February). Chicago has won five of those eight games.
* The Bulls are averaging 106.8 points per game this season, which is the most by the team since averaging 109.9 in 1991-92. Chicago has scored at least 100 points in nine of 11 games this season.
* The Jazz are giving up 93.8 points per game this season, which is the second fewest in the NBA (Clippers 93.75). However, Utah has allowed at least 100 points in its last two home games (losses to both Memphis and San Antonio).
* Chicago’s starting frontcourt of Jimmy Butler (27 points, 12 rebounds), Taj Gibson (12 points, 11 rebounds) and Robin Lopez (13 points, 11 rebounds) were dominant in Tuesday’s win against Portland. The last time the Bulls’ starting frontcourt all had at least 10 points and 10 rebounds in the same game was on January 4, 2014 against the Hawks (Taj Gibson, Luol Deng, Joakim Noah).
* Gordon Hayward scored 13 points and shot 1-for-7 (14.3 percent) from three-point range in Tuesday’s loss to Memphis. Hayward is shooting 24.3 percent from three this year, the fourth lowest among players who have attempted at least 35 threes.
* After being held scoreless in his last game against Memphis, Joe Johnson scored just one point in Tuesday’s loss. Before these two instances, the last time Johnson played at least 10 minutes and failed to score at least two points was back on December 6, 2003 with Phoenix (scoreless in 17 minutes played against the Nets).