The numbers behind the Bulls' historic 1995-96 season and title run

Manny Navarro
NBC Sports Chicago

The 1995-96 Chicago Bulls will always go down as one of the greatest teams in NBA history. With a then-NBA record 72 wins, the Bulls dominated the league in Michael Jordan's first full year back in the NBA. 

Here's a look at the Chicago Bulls 1995-96 season by the numbers:

3: Hall of Famers on 1995-96 Bulls roster (Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman) … also the number of Bulls postseason losses in 1995-96 

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12.3: Average margin of victory, widest margin of victory was 34 against the Hornets on April 5, 1996

14.9: Rebounds by Dennis Rodman per game, Rodman's fifth straight rebounding title

18: Franchise's longest winning streak, started in December of 1995 and ended in February of 1996

26: Phil Jackson became 26th coach in NBA history to reach 400 career coaching victories 

29.9: Average age of team (oldest: James Edwards, 40; youngest: Jason Caffey, 22)

30.4: Michael Jordan points per game, eighth and final time in career averaging 30-plus points per game

44: Set NBA record for most consecutive home games won in the regular season. The Warriors surpassed that record in 2016

53: Season high point total by Michael Jordan (3/7/1996 vs Pistons)

72: Wins by Bulls in the 1995-96 regular season to set NBA record for most wins in season. The 2015-16 Warriors eclipsed the record with 73 wins

82: Games played by Michael Jordan in 1995-96 regular season. Jordan played all 82 games in nine of his 13 seasons with the Bulls

87-13: Team's total record, regular and postseason combined

105.2: Bulls points per game, led the NBA in 1995-96. The Bulls also ranked first in offensive efficiency in the ‘95-96 season

437: Bulls home sellout streak reached 437 games in 1995-96 season (regular and postseason combined)

544: Three pointers made by Bulls in 1995-96, ranked 10th in NBA. Scottie Pippen led team with 150 three-pointers made

697: Michael Jordan passed Jerry Sloan as the Bulls' all-time career leader in games played during 1995-96 season. Jordan is still the Bulls all-time career leader in games played with 930

916: Field goals made by Michael Jordan in 1995-96 season, most in NBA (led league in field goals made 10 times)

2,000: Michael Jordan became the fourth player in NBA history to record 2,000 career steals. John Stockton holds the steals record with 3,265.

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The numbers behind the Bulls' historic 1995-96 season and title run originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

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