Instant Analysis: Curry, Warriors dominant in win over Bulls
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OAKLAND -- Even without Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, the Warriors rolled to a 143-94 stampede of the Bulls on Friday night at Oracle Arena.
Stephen Curry scored a game-high 33 points, with Klay Thompson pouring in 29. Nick Young added 17, Zaza Pachulia scored 11 and Andre Igoudala 10. Neither Curry nor Thompson played in the fourth quarter.
The Warriors (14-5) shot 58.2 percent from the field while holding the woeful Bulls (3-14) to 35.4 percent, 29.9 percent after the first quarter.
After committing two quick fouls and coming out midway through the first quarter, Curry reset himself and returned with a vengeance in the second quarter.
Curry’s line: 33 points (10-of-18 shooting from the field, including 4-of-11 from deep, 9-of-9 from the line), seven rebounds, four assists and two steals. He played 27 minutes and finished plus-39.
He scored 26 points in the second quarter, the 21st time in his career he has scored at least 20 in a quarter. He had 31 in the first half, his seventh half with at least 30 points.
After a Jerian Grant free throw pulled the Bulls within one, 44-43, with 8:10 left in the second quarter, the Warriors responded with 27-6 run punctuated by a Curry triple that gave them a 71-49 lead with 1:55 left in the half.
The Bulls trailed by as much as 49 in the second half and got no closer than 23.
Warriors: F Kevin Durant (L ankle sprain) and F Draymond Green (rest) were listed as out. G Quinn Cook was recalled from the G-League Santa Cruz Warriors. C Damian Jones is on assignment with Santa Cruz.
Bulls: G Zach LaVine (L ACL rehab), F Nikola Mirotic (facial fractures), G David Nwaba (R ankle sprain) and G Cameron Payne (R foot surgery) were listed as out.
The Warriors return to the court Saturday, when they face the New Orleans Pelicans at Oracle Arena. Coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins at 4:30, with tipoff scheduled for 5:35.