Even without the backbone of the Warriors defense, the Chicago Bulls are going to have to deliver a pretty special performance to win this game. This will be the second matchup between these two teams, with the last one resulting in a runaway win to the tune of a season-high score 143 and a 49-point hammering.
This time, the Warriors are facing a much hotter Bulls team, and doing so without our two most stalwart defensive forces.
Warriors without Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green
In the midst of a grueling road trip in the feezing cold east, the Warriors are opting to rest Iguodala and Green for this game. Sure,
maybe these guys are both banged up, but it’s hard not to notice that the next game after this one will be against the Houston Rockets, a team that will demand our full defensive attention.
Jordan “Cash Considerations” Bell will get the start in place of Draymond Green. No other injuries to mention for the Warriors, meaning Omri Casspi - who has not appeared in our last three games - will be available.
You mess with the Bull, you get the horns (or a 49-point win)
These Bulls started off the season BAD. Like, really bad. Like “smelly, moldy socks in a bowl of leftover putrid cereal milk” level of bad. Three wins, twenty losses; or a win percentage of about 13%. If you aren’t strong with math just know that this is well below the pivotal .500 mark.
Now they’re sitting at 17-27 and have won three straight, and five of their last ten games. Still not a team we really need to worry about for post season ramifications, but not quite the disaster that they were at the time of our last meeting.