The 42 points the Bulls scored through the first three quarters of Tuesday night's win over the Hawks was the lowest three-quarter total by a winning team during the shot-clock era. The previous record was 44 by Cleveland against Boston in 2007.
"There's a lot of things we have to clean up," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. "Like I mentioned before, you learn from each game and it tells you what you need to work on. We have to strive for improvement each and every day. Right now, you don't have a lot of practice time, so you have to get it done in the ballroom, you have to get it done in your practice sessions and we've got to come out with more energy."
The Bulls often have walk-thrus in hotel ballrooms instead of practices.