Oracle Arena; Oakland, California
9:30 p.m. CDT
NBC Sports Chicago
It’s time for the much-anticipated Jordan Bell revenge game.
With Kevin Durant (sprained left ankle) and Draymond Green (rest) not playing tonight, Bell will get even more of an opportunity to show the Chicago Bulls what they missed when they sold Bell’s draft rights to Golden State for cash considerations last summer.
As you’d expect, the Golden State Warriors are 13-5 and positioned second in the Western Conference. They are coming off an emotional 108-91 loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night, so perhaps the game tonight is a bit of a trap game for the Warriors. Stephen Curry recognizes it as such.
Steph Curry on Bulls: "I know their record isn’t great. But they present a lot of challenges. If you don’t match their intensity, they can make some runs."— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) November 24, 2017
This game is the culmination of a four-game, West Coast road trip for the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls have dropped the first three games on this trip.
This isn’t a TNT Thursday night home game, but because the Bulls don’t make any sense, they may inexplicably find a way to win this game. Maybe they’ll play for/dedicate the win to formerly exalted star Derrick Rose.
Or they’ll get blown out of the building, which is probably a lot more likely.