No games scheduled. The NBA Finals resume Wednesday night with Game 4 in Chicago. The Bulls lead the series 2-1.

STAR

_ Michael Jordan, Bulls, had 24 points on 7-for-14 field goals and 10-for-11 from the line, in Chicago's 96-54 victory over Utah in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

SETTING MARKS FOR FUTILITY

Utah broke the record for fewest points in an NBA game since the inception of the shot clock in its 96-54 loss at Chicago on Sunday in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The Jazz also broke the records for fewest field goals (21) and fewest second-half points (23).

SEVERELY LOPSIDED

Chicago's 42-point margin of victory in its 96-54 win over Utah on Sunday night topped the previous NBA Finals record of 35 by Washington against Seattle in 1978.

SHOOTING WOES

Karl Malone made his first six shots and finished 8-for-11 for 22 points in Utah's 96-54 loss at Chicago on Sunday night, but the rest of the team shot a combined 13-for-59, including Howard Eisley (0-for-6), Bryon Russell, Greg Ostertag (1-for-7 each) and Jacque Vaughn (0-for-6).

SLOPPY

Utah, which had 13 turnovers in Game 1 and 20 in Game 2, had 26 turnovers in its 96-54 loss in Game 3 at Chicago _ including seven by Malone and five by John Stockton _ which led to 22 Bulls points.

SPEAKING

``If we're not ready to play (Wednesday) after what went on out there, we shouldn't be in this business.'' _ Karl Malone, following Utah's 96-54 loss at Chicago in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night. The Jazz point total broke the record for fewest points in an NBA game since the inception of the shot clock.

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``This is actually the score? This is the final? I thought it was 196.'' _ Utah coach Jerry Sloan, as he studied the box score of Sunday night's 96-54 Game 3 blowout.