The Warriors are a lot better than the Bulls. I know, I'm surprised, too.
Golden State came into the United Center and turned this game into a beatdown by about midway through the first quarter on their way to a 125-94 victory over the Bulls. What's scary is that the Warriors are capable of playing a lot better than they did tonight, and they still beat the Bulls by 31.
The Warriors only hit 12-of-32 threes, and the Bulls responded by going 1-for-20 from behind the arc. Stephen Curry led the way with 25 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds. Harrison Barnes added 19 points, Andre Iguodala had 10 and Andrew Bogut shoved a bunch of people around on his way to six points, 12 rebounds and three blocks.
The lone bright spot to come from this game was Derrick Rose's first half, which was tremendous. Rose scored 21 of his 29 in the first half, despite the fact that Fred Hoiberg strangely pulled him after a 5-for-6 start with six minutes left in the first quarter. This was fun:
Was anything else fun? No, nothing else was fun.
Pau was particularly trash in this game, going 0-for-8 with one point and generally looking like he was stuck in quicksand throughout the night. Also trash: Tony Snell, who made only one of the eight shots he attempted on the night. E'Twaun Moore (13 points) and Bobby Portis (16 points, eight rebounds) were good, because they're almost always good.
Here's the upcoming schedule:
Could get bad.