Saturday , Nov , 20 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Chicago Bulls Team Report – November 20

=== Chicago Bulls Team Report – November 20 ===

(Sports Network) – The Chicago Bulls failed to pick up their first win of the
season on Friday, as they dropped a 99-81 decision to the Denver Nuggets at
the Pepsi Center.

Andres Nocioni tallied a personal-best 22 points to lead the Bulls, losers of
their first seven games en route to their worst start to a season since
1967-68 (0-9). Kirk Hinrich registered 10 points and dished out 10 assists
while Eddie Curry scored 10 in the setback.

Chicago and the New Orleans Hornets (0-7) are the only two winless teams in
the NBA. The 1967-68 Bulls team ended the season 29-53.

After a finger roll by Hinrich gave Chicago a 66-65 edge with five minutes
left in the third period, the Nuggets went ahead for good with a 14-4 run —
ignited by an Earl Boykins three-pointer.

Center Tyson Chandler and forward Eddy Curry have struggled in the last two
games, combining for 21 points and 17 rebounds over that span.

Chicago continues its season-long, seven-game road trip in Los Angeles on
Sunday against the Lakers. The Bulls lost both matchups with the Lakers last
season, but have split the last six meetings. Chicago, though, has lost two in
a row and six of its last seven in LA.