- NBA regular season - November 24 through December 8, 1985
- Insightful minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history
In this episode, we discuss numerous happenings from the next 15-day block of the 1985-86 NBA season. The Chicago Bulls played nine games (all on the road) in this span – two wins and seven losses. 18 of the Bulls' first 24 games, were away from home.
We chat about the increased productivity of Chicago's Quintin Dailey. His scoring ability was needed more than ever, with Michael Jordan still on the sidelines. Never short of a post-game quote, Dailey had choice words about the Washington Bullets' Darren Daye, after an incident with the Bulls' John Paxson.
We also talk about the Boston Celtics' tremendous early-season form. The team's nine-game win streak was broken by the visiting Portland Trail Blazers - it would be the Celtics' sole regular-season loss at home.
Stan Albeck (Chicago coach) extraordinarily asked permission from his regular starters, to have his four former-Spurs players, in the starting lineup, for the Bulls' game at San Antonio. It worked beautifully, with each of the ex-Spurs having good performances.
Further, we discuss some scoring milestones. The Denver Nuggets' Alex English racked up 15,000 career points, whilst the Cleveland Cavaliers' World B. Free, surpassed 16,000 for his career.
This episode continues our coverage of the 1985-86 NBA season. We encourage your interaction. Feel free to suggest specific games, moments and events from within the season, for us to cover in future episodes of the series. Thanks for taking the time to listen to the show. If you enjoy the content, please share it with your friends!
Others mentioned in this episode, include: George Gervin, Fat Lever, Terence Stansbury, Adrian Dantley, Mel Turpin, Jawann Oldham, Herb Williams, Maurice Lucas & Jeff Ruland.
Chicago Bulls games discussed:
85-11-24 - Chicago Bulls @ Washington Bullets
85-11-26 - Chicago Bulls @ Denver Nuggets
85-11-27 - Chicago Bulls @ Utah Jazz
85-11-29 - Chicago Bulls @ Portland Trail Blazers
85-12-01 - Chicago Bulls @ Los Angeles Lakers
85-12-03 - Chicago Bulls @ Sacramento Kings
85-12-04 - Chicago Bulls @ Phoenix Suns
85-12-06 - Chicago Bulls @ San Antonio Spurs