Was Golden State Warriors’ 30 Point Loss To Chicago Bulls a Fluke?

November 12th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
If a person were to glance at the final score of Thursday night's game between the Golden State Warriors and the Chicago Bulls, it would be easy to assume that the Warriors had finally floated back down to earth.

Chicago beat Golden State 120-90 on Thursday night, and the 30 point margin does little to justify how dominant the Bulls truly were.

The Bulls led by 30 points in the first half, as point guard Derrick Rose recorded 22 points and 13 assists, and the improving Warriors' defense allowed the Bulls to shoot 54 percent from the field.

As bad as that sounds the Warriors can find comfort in the fact that there were several elements that contributed to the loss, although that should not be used as an excuse for the team's poor performance.

This game came on the heels of the Warriors' 122-117 triumph against the New York Knicks on Wednesday night, and from the opening tip, it was clear that the team was fatigued.

The Warriors played with low energy, no intensity, and due to an inadvertent elbow to the mouth of Knicks' guard Wilson Chandler, no David Lee.

Lee's accidental elbow shattered one of Wilson's teeth a ...

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