Through 3 Quarters
The Golden State Warriors are just one quarter away from delivering their fans the win they’ve been expecting. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Chicago Bulls 86-64.
Point guard Stephen Curry has led the way so far for the Warriors, as he has shot 7-for-13 from beyond the arc and has recorded 32 points and four boards. Chicago has enjoyed the tag-team combination of power forward Alize Johnson and small forward DeMar DeRozan. The former has nine points along with seven rebounds, while the latter has 13 points.
Chicago @ Golden State
Current Records: Chicago 8-3; Golden State 10-1
What to Know
After a three-game homestand, the Chicago Bulls will be on the road. They will square off against the Golden State Warriors at 10 p.m. ET on Friday at Chase Center. The Bulls have some work to do to even out the 1-11 series between these two since November of 2015, but a win here would be a good start.
The Dallas Mavericks typically have all the answers at home, but on Wednesday Chicago proved too difficult a challenge. Chicago was able to grind out a solid win over the Mavericks, winning 117-107. Chicago got their victory on the backs of several key players, and it was point guard Lonzo Ball out in front shooting 7-for-10 from beyond the arc and finishing with 21 points, six assists and six rebounds.
Meanwhile, while not quite a landslide, the matchup between Golden State and the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday was still a pretty decisive one as Golden State wrapped it up with a 123-110 victory at home. Small forward Andrew Wiggins was the offensive standout of the contest for the Warriors, picking up 35 points.
The Bulls are expected to lose this next one by 5.5. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 2-0 against the spread when expected to lose.
Chicago is now 8-3 while Golden State sits at 10-1. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Chicago comes into the game boasting the third fewest points allowed per game in the league at 102.4. As for the Warriors, they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 42%, which places them first in the league.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 10 p.m. ET
- Where: Chase Center — San Francisco, California
- TV: ESPN
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $135.55
The Warriors are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Bulls, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 5.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Golden State have won 11 out of their last 12 games against Chicago.
- Mar 29, 2021 – Golden State 116 vs. Chicago 102
- Dec 27, 2020 – Golden State 129 vs. Chicago 128
- Dec 06, 2019 – Golden State 100 vs. Chicago 98
- Nov 27, 2019 – Golden State 104 vs. Chicago 90
- Jan 11, 2019 – Golden State 146 vs. Chicago 109
- Oct 29, 2018 – Golden State 149 vs. Chicago 124
- Jan 17, 2018 – Golden State 119 vs. Chicago 112
- Nov 24, 2017 – Golden State 143 vs. Chicago 94
- Mar 02, 2017 – Chicago 94 vs. Golden State 87
- Feb 08, 2017 – Golden State 123 vs. Chicago 92
- Jan 20, 2016 – Golden State 125 vs. Chicago 94
- Nov 20, 2015 – Golden State 106 vs. Chicago 94
Injury Report for Golden State
- Damion Lee: Out (Hip)
- James Wiseman: Out (Knee)
- Klay Thompson: Out (Achilles)
Injury Report for Chicago
- Coby White: Out (Shoulder)
- Nikola Vucevic: Out (Covid-19)
- Patrick Williams: Out (Wrist)