Tuesday , Jan , 03 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Bulls continue free fall

(Sports Network) – The Chicago Bulls have lost seven consecutive games after
starting the season 12-11. The team’s latest failure was a 93-92 loss to the
Milwaukee Bucks on Monday at the United Center.

Ben Gordon tied his season-high with 28 points and Othella Harrington added 19
points for the Bulls.

“I’m really embarrassed by what happened out there,” said Bulls coach Scott
Skiles after the game. “We played with very little heart and very little
aggressiveness.

The team used a three-guard starting lineup for the second consecutive game
which put Michael Sweetney on the bench. Sweetney has started 21 of 30 games
this season.

Chicago will play three of the next four games at home where they are just
5-9 this year.

The team was just 5-11 in December including 1-7 at the United Center.

During the current losing streak, the Bulls are averaging 90.0 ppg while
giving up 100.4 ppg. They have also committed more turnovers than the
opposition in six of the seven games. For the season the Bulls are averaging
94.8 ppg and giving up 97.9 ppg.

The Bulls finish up a three-game homestand against the Seattle SuperSonics on
Wednesday. They are 0-1 this season (losing 98-84 in Seattle) and 1-6 against
the SuperSonics over the last four years.

CHI