OAKLAND – It's not a bad way to start the second part of the regular season. Not bad at all.
The Warriors won their second consecutive win for the outbreak, Friday night at the Oracle Arena, and this time at the expense of the Chicago Bulls.
Golden State (28-14) did a quick job of the Bulls heading for a 146-109 home win, with Klay Thompson who created an early lead of which Chicago (10-32) never recovered.
Here are three take-aways from a game that ended almost immediately started:
KLAY & # 39; S BULLS-EYE
Those poor bulls. What have they ever done to Klay Thompson?
At the only other Warriors' encounter with the Bulls this season, October 29, Thompson drained a 1
Friday night, picks up where he left off.
Thompson was on fire from the tip of the opening, knocking down not one, not two, but three 3-pointers (on three attempts) within the 70 seconds of opening. That individual explosion raised the crowd and the Warriors rolled.
For comparison, Chicago did not score their tenth point until there were 3:24 remaining in the first quarter.
Thompson would add another three 3 -points in the second quarter, and finish the game with 30 team-high points on 10-of-18 shots from the field, including 7-by-11 from beyond the bow.
In six quarters against the Bulls this season – he sat for the entire fourth quarter of both games – Thompson scored 82 points on the shot 28-47 (59.6%) from the field and 21 out of 35 (60, 0%) on 3 points.
LAUNCH THE TOWEL
After Tuesday's victory over the Knicks, Thompson had to ask Curry when it was their last win for the outbreak.
He did not have to ask again on Friday.
The Warriors no just drive from the beginning to the end. They took a double-digit lead over Kevin Durant's triple with 9:41 remaining in the first quarter and kept him through the rest of the tournament.
After scoring 44 points in the first quarter of their defeat in the Bulls on October 29th, Golden State gained a lead of 43-17 at the end of Friday's first frame. It was their eighth quarter of the season with 40 points.
The last time the Warriors held a 26-point lead at the end of the first quarter? You must return until 2 November 1991, when they led 48-18 against Sacramento.
There are eight players in the current Golden State roster that were not born by then.
The Warriors & # 39; the season differential is well behind what has been in this phase in each of the last four seasons, but with performances like that of Friday, they will recover quickly.
More importantly, more blowout victories mean more rest for Thompson, Curry, Durant and Draymond Green. The Warriors are halfway to the postseason, and the cooler the four main players can keep, the better it will be when the playoffs arrive.
The Warriors are great and all, but buddy, you would find it difficult to find a more oversized roster than Chicago on Friday night. At no point in the game did the Bulls threaten to take the lead, and now they allowed the Warriors to score 295 points combined against them in only two matches this season.
This is the type of defense that will guide your coach replacement to get you running the liner before, during and after practice.
The Bulls had the coaching change mentioned above, and now sit at 10-32, losing six straight straights. Fortunately this should be a draft of the class on the stack.
For all the turmoil the Warriors have experienced so far this season, it could clearly be much worse. Just another reminder to appreciate the dynasty in front of you.