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NBA: Warriors reality bath from Curry to the Bulls

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Lyou Golden State Warriors humiliated on Friday night as visitors to the Chicago Bulls (96-138), leaders of the Eastern Conference and those who have won the last 10 times they have faced each other.

The Bulls they had just lost Wednesday resoundingly with the Brooklyn Nets (112-138) while the Warriors, in second place in the Western Conference table, entered the game in Chicago after having lost four of their last five games.

The last of those defeats had been a very painful one against the Milwaukee Bucks (118-99), who came to win by 39 points, so the Warriors reacted today to that setback in the best possible way.

Led the Warriors to victory Andrew Wiggins, with 21 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists; and the Congolese rookie Jonathan Kuminga, who came off the bench with 25 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, a steal and 3 blocks.

For the Bulls highlighted the pvot of Montenegro Nikola Vucevic, with a double-double of 19 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks; Y Coby White with 20 points, a rebound, an assist and a steal.

The worst news for those from Chicago was the injury of Zach LaVine, one of its main pillars and who went to the locker room with knee pain when 4 minutes had passed in the first quarter.

Warriors coach, Steve Kerr, rested Klay Thompson this Friday.

Thompson had played three games after two and a half years off the court due to injury and is still in the process of acclimatizing to competition.


The first half began with an exchange of triples and quick plays. Andrew Wiggins y Jordan Poole they hit 2 of 2 triples while Stephen Curry had only tried one without success (15-16 with 7.34 to go).

Lonzo Ball, for the Bulls, was especially inspired from the perimeter and made four triples in that first quarter.

An impressive feint and additional dunk from Wiggins (with 12 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists), answered by another dunk from Alfonzo McKinnie, continued a fairly even pulse but at the end of the first quarter they opted for the Warriors (28-37).

Two minutes into the second half, Curry got his first three-pointer of the match and the maximum lead for his team so far (33-48).

A mischievous robbery with a field-to-field race that Andre Iguodala converted into a basket further increased the difference of the Warriors (33-51).

The Warriors, with a field goal percentage of 58% and 41 points in that quarter, continued to increase their dominance over the Bulls, with 45% and 19 points, to finish the first half of the game with an outrageous difference ( 47-78).


In the first minutes of the second half, the Warriors, who did not neglect their defense, extended their control on the scoreboard (47-84 with 8.49 on the clock).

Two spectacular and consecutive dunks by Kevon Looney delved into the Bulls’ wound and one more triple by Curry put the score at 61-97 just minutes before the end of the third quarter.

Several baskets, a mate between them, from the Congolese Jonathan Kuminga they left it at 72-112 at the end of the penultimate quarter without reaction from the Bulls.

With 47 rebounds for the Warriors and 36 for the Bulls, the game ended with an unquestionable victory for the visitors (96-138).


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