Warriors redeem selves from Bucks loss via blowout win vs Bulls

By Dion Mikhail Fetalvero
PHOTO: Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images
After succumbing to a 19-point defeat against the Milwaukee Bucks the previous day, the Golden State Warriors came back strong with an early storm to pull off a lopsided 138-96 victory against the Chicago Bulls on United Center, Saturday.

The San Francisco-based team made an early impression in front of the 21,174 in attendance as Andrew Wiggins rallied the Warriors’ offense with 20 points in the first half, which was also backed with his squad’s early brilliance to stamp a dominant win over the Eastern leading foes.

Together with Jordan Poole’s 15 and Stephen Curry’s 11 points, the team erected an early 31 point cushion at halftime, banking off Zach LaVine’s knee injury and tragic exit on the last 8:28 of the first quarter.

“We came out pretty determined […] Obviously, they were behind the 8-ball almost immediately when Zach (LaVine) got injured,” Warriors Coach Steve Kerr said.

The Warriors did not even need to rely on the efforts of its top players as Klay Thompson and Draymond Green sat out for the match, leaving the game in the hands of Rookie Jonathan Kuminga scoring 25 points throughout, and Poole, who made 22.

For the Bulls, Nikola Vucevic delivered 19 points and 14 rebounds while Coby White gathered 20 points.

This was the third loss of the Chicago-based team in four games ever since they matched their best-ever winning streak (9) from the 2010-11 regular season.

Coming off fresh from the defeat, the Bulls will face the Boston Celtics on Sunday, whereas GSW will square off with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.
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