The Bulls shot a season-low 29 percent from the floor and had just two players, Luol Deng and Nate Robinson, crack double figures. Combined with a minus-eight deficit on the boards and 17 turnovers, Chicago was essentially buried by halftime.
Nate Robinson failed as a facilitator and the frontcourt trio of Taj Gibson, Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah combined to make just five of their combined 25 field-goal attempts.
The loss was Chicago's seventh in its last 11 games, and it was an ugly one.
With Derrick Rose seen warming up (and dunking) in a pregame workout, his possible return represents a faint ray of hope in an otherwise totally depressing showing.
Brace yourselves, folks, the grades are going to be harsh.