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Preview: Warriors look to bounce back in a post-Thanksgiving match versus the Bulls

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After a 22 turnover performance in Oklahoma City, Golden State looks to tighten up their play against Chicago.

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Game Information

Golden State Warriors (13-5) vs. Chicago Bulls (3-13)

How to watch

Date: Friday November 24, 2017

Time: 7:30pm PST

Location: Oracle Arena — Oakland, CA

TV: NBATV; NBCSN Bay Area

Radio: 95.7 THE GAME

Injury report

Last updated 11/23/17

Warriors: N/A

Bulls: Zach LaVine; David U. Nwaba


After dropping a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Golden State Warriors have an ideal bounce-back game against the struggling Chicago Bulls.

Baby Bulls

Now that veterans Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade are no longer in Chicago, the Bulls are one of the younger teams in the league.

Boasting a squad of relative unknowns, it’s been a struggle for the Bulls to find much success. At 3-13, it’s unlikely that the Bulls will be power players this season, but they have an entertaining team, led by rookie power forward Lauri Markkanen.

Chicago faces an uphill challenge against Golden State, as the Warriors boast significant advantages in experience and talent. However, it’s not uncommon for the Warriors to bring out their opponent’s best shots, so it would be unwise for Golden State to sleep on the baby Bulls.

Same ol’ solution

At this point, it’s getting old harping on the Warriors and their lapses into lackadaisical play, but turnovers continue to plague this team. In their last game against the Thunder — a loss — the Warriors had 22 turnovers and Stephen Curry led the team with six.

It’s really a simple proposition: When the Warriors take care of the basketball, they win basketball games. Golden State has so much offensive firepower that they really just need to make sure they have a comparable number of attempts.

If the Warriors can keep their turnovers under 15 — and they should be able to against this Bulls squad — expect them to get the W with little fuss. But go over that mark, and that opens the door for Chicago to pull off an upset and for the Warriors to face something they haven’t had to deal with much — a losing streak.


Predictions

Final Score: Warriors 110 - Bulls 94

High Scorer: Klay Thompson