The 95/96 Bulls have often been called the best sports team ever. Not just the best basketball team but best SPORTS team. They went 72-10 during the regular season and 15-3 in the postseason before winning a championship. What might surprise people is a few of the teams that beat them that year.
There’s no shame in losing to the Magic (even without Shaq) or Barkley’s Suns, Ewing’s Knicks but they lost to the expansion team Raptors, the Nuggets and the short handed Miami Heat that only had 8 players available and a starting lineup of Tony Smith, Keith Askins, Rex Chapman, Kurt Thomas and Zo.
Jordan had 31 but only made 9/21 shots but the Heat’s Rex Chapman was on fire hitting 12/17 shots and 9/10 from downtown on his way to 39 points.