On a night when Steve Kerr was firing clipboards, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were misfiring 3-pointers and the Warriors, as a team, were showing only glimpses of fire, it added up to the end of a beloved streak.
A 94-87 loss to the Bulls on Thursday night ended at 146, the number of consecutive games the Warriors had gone without back-to-back defeats.
The Warriors (50-11) last lost back-to-back games on April 5 and April 7 in 2015.
Curry scored 23 points to lead the Warriors, but missed 17 of his 27 shots and nine of his 11 3-pointers. He made two from deep, enough to surpass Kobe Bryant on the all-time list of triples.
Thompson had a tougher night at United Center, scoring 13 points on 5-of-22 shooting, including 1-of-11 beyond the arc.
Draymond Green (12 points), Pat McCaw (11) and Andre Iguodala (10) rounded out the scoring leaders for the Warriors (50-11). McCaw started at small forward for the injured Kevin Durant.
Jimmy Butler scored 22 points to lead the Bulls (31-30), who won for the fifth time in six games.
Though his numbers were not spectacular, no one performed as needed better than backup big man David West.
West’s line: Two points (1-of-5 shooting), five rebounds, five assists and one block. He played 16 minutes and finished plus-5. He was one of three Warriors to finish in the plus category.
After the Warriors pulled ahead 85-84 on a layup by West with 5:43 remaining, they went stone cold -- 1-of-11 from the field -- over the remainder of the game as the Bulls closed it out with a 10-2 run.
Warriors: F Kevin Durant (L knee sprain, tibial bone bruise) was listed as out. C Damian Jones is on assignment with Santa Cruz of the NBA Development League.
Bulls: G Michael Carter-Williams (L patellar tendinitis) and F Paul Zipser (L ankle tendinitis) were listed as questionable. Zipser was upgraded to active prior to tipoff.
The Warriors return to action Sunday afternoon in New York, where they will face the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Tipoff is scheduled for 12:35 p.m. Pacific.