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Bulls and Heat score 20 first-quarter points – combined

Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 26: Paul Zipser #16 of the Chicago Bulls is fouled as he tries to drive between Kelly Olynyk #9 and James Johnson #16 of the Miami Heat at the United Center on November 26, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Heat defeated the Bulls 100-93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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NBA teams have singlehandedly scored more than 20 points in more than 82% of their quarters this season.

The Bulls and Heat couldn’t do it together in their first quarter yesterday.

Chicago led Miami 13-7 after their first period of the Heat’s 100-93 win. It’s tied for the ninth-lowest-scoring quarter in the shot-clock era:


The Bulls were dreadful, shooting 4-for-24 (17%), but Miami was even worse. The Heat had more turnovers (five) than made shots (two on 19 attempts, 11%).

This is what happens when two lousy offenses tip off a 2:40 p.m. on a Sunday.