OAKLAND –- For the fourth consecutive game, the Warriors were sent wobbling and staggering about the floor. And, like the three previous occasions, they stayed upright long enough to finish off another stubborn opponent.
So the streak lives on.
The season-opening win streak moved to 14 after a 106-94 victory over the Chicago Bulls at rocking, roaring Oracle Arena Thursday night. The ongoing franchise-record home win streak was pushed to 26.
Steph Curry poured in 27 points to lead the team in scoring for the 13th time in 14 games. Three other Warriors scored in double figures, as Harrison Barnes fired in 20 points, Klay Thompson put in 15 and Andre Iguodala added 12.
Showing a bit of fatigue on the second night of a back-to-back set (the Warriors beat the Clippers on Thursday night in Los Angeles), the Warriors once again started slow, falling behind double-digits in the first half.
But once again, they summoned enough resolve to pull it out in the final minutes.
No Warrior was better, over the course of the game, than Iguodala. He was efficient on offense and disruptive on defense.
But Curry and Barnes put in the key shots that finally knocked out the Bulls. They combined for 15 of the 17 points during the game-closing run.
After a Kirk Hinrich 3-pointer tied the score 89-89 with 5:44 remaining, the Warriors responded with a 17-5 finishing kick down the stretch.
Curry and Barnes did most of the damage on offense, but everybody pitched in on a defense that limited the Bulls to 2-for-8 shooting, with three turnovers, over the final 5-plus minutes.
Warriors: G Shaun Livingston (hip flexor strain) and G Leandro Barbosa (virus) were listed as questionable, but both played. F Kevon Looney (hip surgery) remains out indefinitely.
Bulls: G Derrick Rose (L ankle sprain), F Mike Dunleavy (back) and G Aaron Brooks (L hamstring strain) were listed as out.
The Warriors on Saturday fly to Denver, where on Sunday night they face the Nuggets at Pepsi Center. Tipoff is at 5 p.m. PST.