- NBA regular season - January 23 through February 6, 1986
- 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 eight games in this span – two wins and six losses.
The Michael Jordan-less Chicago Bulls were struggling to keep its head above water. Could they weather the storm, prior to the on-court return of the franchise cornerstone? The Bulls had some great individual performers - the talented (rookie) Charles Oakley; the sporadic brilliance of (troubled) Quintin Dailey; and ageing star, George Gervin, to name a few - yet couldn't string together more than three-consecutive wins since Jordan injured himself in just the third game of the season.
In other NBA news, the Los Angeles Clippers had their first win - since moving from San Diego - over the cross-town Los Angeles Lakers. On the topic of historical achievements, Manute Bol recorded an astonishing (equal career-high) 15 blocks, in his Washington Bullets' win versus the Atlanta Hawks.
Larry Bird and the Boston Celtics continued to steamroll opponents, en route to a 13-game winning streak; remarkably, it wouldn't be the longest such streak the team enjoyed during this season. Tune in to hear this and plenty more, as we uncover some hidden gems from the NBA's golden era.
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: Kiki VanDeWeghe, Charles Oakley, Alex English, Kelly Tripucka, Patrick Ewing, David Thirdkill, Charles Barkley, Kyle Macy & Keith Lee.
Chicago Bulls games discussed:
86-01-25 - Phoenix Suns @ Chicago Bulls
86-01-27 - Chicago Bulls @ Dallas Mavericks
86-01-28 - Chicago Bulls @ New York Knicks
86-01-30 - Boston Celtics @ Chicago Bulls
86-02-01 - Houston Rockets @ Chicago Bulls
86-02-02 - Chicago Bulls @ Indiana Pacers
86-02-04 - Detroit Pistons @ Chicago Bulls
86-02-06 - Chicago Bulls @ Milwaukee Bucks