Since opening possession, in which Robin Lopez scored Jordan Bell, the Bulls seemed interested on Wednesday night at the United Center.
Lauri Markkanen blocked Steph Curry's jumper. Nikola Mirotic challenged Kevin Durant in the transition to force a foul and then buried a triple on the other end.
The term "appropriate fear game" that Warriors coach Steve Kerr raised in practice and first heard from his coach in San Antonio, Gregg Popovich, seemed to be playing form.
After all, the Warriors were without Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala, they lost to Bell with a sprained left ankle after descending from attempting to block Lopez's mate and had won three consecutive emotional games against the Eastern Conference. The Bucks, Raptors and Cavaliers on this five-game trip.
Then the Warriors happened. And faster than a Steph Curry movie, the Bulls were buried in an avalanche of triples.
The Warriors tied their franchise record in their 73-9 season 2015-16 with their 14 th straight-line victory, overcoming the Bulls' three-game winning streak with a 119-112 clinic .
The Bulls also lost Kris Dunn with 2 minutes, 52 seconds after Dunn landed on his face descending from a dunk. With his mouth visibly filled with blood, Dunn remained on the floor receiving medical attention for several minutes before leaving by his own power.
Increasing the speed of bulls or not, there are still many miles to travel between these franchises, even if it is a fourth time. the quarter increase made the Warriors work.
"It's not exactly like we're winning because of some style or format, we're winning because we have some of the best players in the world," Kerr said. "The only way you can truly replicate what we have is to accumulate a ton of talent, that's what (general manager) Bob Myers has done and why we've been able to achieve what we've been able to do over the past few years. the right way. "
It just derailed.
Zach LaVine, probably his last game with a 20 minute limit, missed 10 of 12 shots and scored five points. Two arrived in their first dunk as Bull, a break from the standard variety.
For the second time this season, Dunn was overwhelmed by Steph Curry, who scored 30 while Dunn struggled with early fouls and finished with 16. His staff – The best streak of seven consecutive games with eight or more assists finished .
Klay Thompson scored 38 points, the season's highest, and started the butchery, burying three 3-pointers in the first 2 minutes, 1 second of the second half. Along with Curry scoring five points in 3:58, the Warriors converted a three-point halftime handicap into a quick double-digit lead.
The Bulls shot 6-for-25 in the third, at one point they failed to score by 6:53. At least they did not lose by 49, as they did when these teams played for the last time in November.
The Warriors are now 21-3 on the road.
"This is the game where your human nature is to let your watch," Kerr said in the morning practice.
It did not happen. That is the signal of a true champion.
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