There was an onslaught of epic proportions Saturday night at United Center, as the now 6-21 Chicago Bulls suffered a historic defeat.
The visiting Boston Celtics defeated the Bulls 133-77, winning by an absurd 56 points. That margin of victory ties the largest ever by a road team in NBA history during the regular season, matching the Seattle SuperSonics' 136-80 destruction of the Houston Rockets in 1986.
Fans in attendance booed the Bulls off the floor after the final buzzer. The loss was the worst in Chicago's history, while the win was a franchise-best for the Celtics.
Boston got 22 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and four rejections in 32 minutes out of Daniel Theis, who was inserted into the starting lineup for Al Horford. The 32-year-old missed the festivities due to left knee soreness.
The Bulls missed their first 12 shots and didn't get on the scoreboard until the 5:42 mark of the first quarter while trailing 17-0. Shaquille Harrison dropped 20 points for the second unit, while only one starter (Zach LaVine, 11) hit double digits in that department.
Chicago was playing on the second night of a back-to-back slate, having defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder by two points Friday. The Celtics, on the other hand, competed in just their second game in seven days.