News flash: The Bulls aren’t going to score 46 points in a quarter very often.
In fact, given that the output marked the highest-scoring quarter of the season and tied for the fifth-highest in franchise history, Monday’s third quarter, which came during a methodical 120-100 blowout of the Rockets, is one for the books.
It’s also one for the film room — and emblematic of the way this surging Bulls team is playing. Unselfish mindset. Strong, purposeful cutting. Heady passing. Sizzling shooting.
“One of the best quarters I’ve been a part of in my career,” Thad Young said.
Keep in mind that this is Young’s 14th season.
The Bulls shot 19-for-25 in the period, including 7-for-9 from beyond the arc. They posted 10 assists. All seven players who logged minutes scored and all but Wendell Carter Jr. posted at least one assist.
Here’s all you need to know about the Bulls’ scoring depth and balance: Coby White, who led the Bulls with 24 points and also had 10 rebounds, scored just two points in the period and played less than Tomáš Satoranský. That’s because White exited to the locker room to get a bloody nose addressed — he also hit his head on the basket stanchion but said afterward he’s fine — and coach Billy Donovan rolled with the hot unit.
“It’s crazy. I think Zach (LaVine) had, like, (seven) points at the half and I went back for like…