Warriors vs. Bulls – NBA Game Recap – 15 January 2023

CHICAGO — — Nikola Vucevic matched a profession excessive with 43 factors and the (*15*) Bulls snapped an 11-sport shedding streak towards Golden State, beating the Warriors 132-118 on Sunday

Vucevic final scored 43 factors on Feb. 2, 2021, towards the Bulls as a member of the Orlando Magic.

(*15*) beat Golden State for the primary time since March 2, 2017.

Zach LaVine added 27 factors regardless of taking pictures 1 for 8 from 3-level vary because the Bulls (20-24) snapped a 3-sport shedding streak. They received with out main scorer DeMar DeRozan, who missed his third consecutive sport attributable to a proper quad pressure.

Klay Thompson scored 26 factors and Stephen Curry added 20 for Golden State (21-22), which has dropped 4 of its final 5 video games. The Warriors dedicated 23 turnovers that led to 31 factors.

“It’s received to be a group effort to sluggish (Vucevic) down and join the sport,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr stated. “It appeared like they’d seven or eight stampede quick breaks that ended up in layups or dunks. And that is due to poor offensive possessions, both on tough shot makes an attempt or turnovers.”

Vucevic shot 18 for 31 total, together with 5 3-pointers. He hit consecutive 3’s that gave the Bulls a 100-88 lead lower than two minutes into the fourth quarter.

“I do know I’m able to it,” Vucevic stated. “I understand how good I’m, particularly on the offensive finish. It’s simply me discovering my spots and taking part in that means.”

The Bulls withstood a 42-level second quarter by the Warriors, who used a 19-5 spurt to take a 62-59 lead at halftime. It was the eighth time this season the Warriors scored at the very least 40 factors in 1 / 4.

“I feel we defended properly,” LaVine stated. “They have been going to make pictures, both means. They received these kinds of gamers. Their offense is hard to play towards. We simply caught with it. Played good in runs and stored attacking.”

TIP-INS

Warriors: Thompson seemingly will not play Monday at Washington because the group tries to deal with his knee soreness with warning, coach Steve Kerr stated. … F Andre Iguodala (proper hip soreness) would possibly miss Monday’s sport, in accordance with Kerr. … F Jonathan Kuminga (proper foot sprain) labored out Saturday, however missed his sixth consecutive sport, and Kerr was not sure when he would return.

Bulls: DeRozan’s harm just isn’t thought-about an extended-time period sickness, and the subsequent three days off may assist him return as quickly as Thursday, coach Billy Donovan stated. … LaVine skilled “fairly vital swelling” on the knuckle of his proper taking pictures hand after Wednesday’s sport at Washington that required an MRI, however did not sideline him, Donovan stated.

UP NEXT

Warriors: At Washington on Monday.

Bulls: Face (*15*) Bulls on Thursday at Paris.

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