The Chicago Bulls fell to 2-3 on their six-game road trip with 102-87 loss to the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. Chicago led by as many as 16 points in the second quarter, but the hot shooting of Stephen Curry (34 points, 4-6 from the three-point line) buried the Bulls.
Golden State connected on 11 of their 22 three-point attempts and shot 48 percent from the field in the game. After going into halftime with a four-point lead, the Warriors never relinquished control of the game.
For the Bulls, it was yet another night of struggle on the offensive end. The team shot 42 percent from the field and 29 percent from behind the three-point line. They committed 17 turnovers in the game and the Warriors capitalized, scoring 23 points.
Golden State also pushed the ball, outscoring Chicago in fast break points, 17-7.
Taj Gibson – who got the start in place of Carlos Boozer who was a late scratch – led the Bulls in scoring with 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Joakim Noah flirted with a triple-double as he finished with seven points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists.
Jimmy Butler pitched in with 14 points and nine rebounds, and Kirk Hinrich was hot early as he finished the game with 15 points.
Mike Dunleavy struggled mightily scoring seven points on just 1-6 shooting from the field. Over his last four games Dunleavy is shooting 7-26 from the filed (27 percent).
The Bulls will close out their Western Conference road trip on Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.