Preview: Warriors @ Bulls
Tonight at 8:30pm EST, the Golden State Warriors take on the Chicago Bulls. After their win last night, the Warriors upped their record to 3-1.
Last night was a good barometer of where the Warriors are as a team. They shot well, played solid D, and hit their free throws to seal the win. The Bucks came from behind to win their previous 3 games, but the Warriors held them off with clutch shots, some key free throws, and good defense. If the Warriors can finish off the Bulls tonight in their first back to back of the season, they'll finish the road trip 3-0 and head back home.
The Bulls are scoring in bunches averaging 101 per game but they give up 103. So the Warriors will have to contain their balanced scoring attack and not let Ben Gordon or Kirk Hinrich get hot. Also they'll have to contain Chris Duhon and his 9.3 helpers per game. If they can disrupt the Chicago offense, the Warriors have an excellent shot at winning. Although the Bulls are 1-2, the two losses have been to San Antonio in OT and the Nets, losing by 1. So they're playing very well, but it just hasn't shown up in the win column. Once again for the Warriors, the key tonight will be defense, rebounding, and free throws.