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Steph praises specific Wiseman play from Dubs' win vs. Bulls

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James Wiseman recorded five rebounds in the Warriors' win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.

The most impressive of the bunch came midway through the third quarter.

And after the game, Steph Curry was asked about the play specifically.

"I feel like that was one of his better games of the year in terms of what he was trying to do on the floor,” the two-time NBA MVP told the media. “His aggressiveness and his energy and instincts were coming out.

"That rebound was just him being physical and trying to go after the ball and claim it. That’s a good sign of how he’s going to help us now. We need some more of that.”

Sometimes the box score doesn't accurately reflect exactly what happens in a game.

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For example, there have been nights this season when Wiseman racked up eight or more rebounds, yet you came away saying to yourself: "The rookie needs to be better on the glass."

It was the opposite on Monday, as it felt like the No. 2 overall pick in the draft was gobbling up every Bulls miss.

As yours truly tweeted during the game:

Wiseman knows he needs to be a monster when it comes to rebounding in order for the Warriors to reach their potential both this season and in the future.

 
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Monday night definitely was a step in the right direction.

"I'm 7-foot-1, so I gotta most definitely get a lot of rebounds," Wiseman told reporters. "I'm still working on that. I just have to get stronger throughout the years -- which will come."

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