Athey are the warriors they were going through their worst run of the season in the last month they have faced a complicated game tonight against the Chicago Bulls. If they wanted to get back to their usual selves, they obviously needed to get an away win. There was no better way to assert your dominance than against the Chicago Bulls, one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. Coach Steve Kerr is deciding to give Klay Thompson a gradual return to activity as he fully returns to his best form. Tonight the star had a full pre-match training session but watched the entire game from the bench. Kerr would offer him minutes if the game got complicated, but tonight it wasn’t necessary.
Stephen Curry was also not that necessary tonight as he only played 28 minutes and still scored 19 points. But the players who don’t get that many minutes are the ones who responded against the Chicago Bulls tonight. Defensively, they were able to easily control most of the Bulls players. However, Zach LaVine’s premature knee injury during the first half was a major component of Chicago’s performance. From then on, it was easy to see how the Bulls would struggle to win the game despite the Warriors choosing not to use their stars too much. Ultimately, the onslaught ended in a 138-96 away win for Golden State.
What are the prospects for Warriors and Bulls?
Despite tonight’s disastrous defeat, the Chicago Bulls hold a record of 27-13 as one of the best teams in the league. They have a short trip to Boston to face the Celtics on Saturday without Zach LaVine. Tonight’s win was a breath of fresh air for them as they return to the track with a 31-11 record. They have a complicated trip to Minnesota to face the Timberwolves on Sunday. Coach Steve Kerr expects both Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry to be back in good shape after the much needed rest they had tonight.