SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Stephen Curry scored 40 points with nine three-pointers as the former college coach from Davidson cheered him on, Draymond Green made another all-round effort and the Golden State Warriors beat the Chicago Bulls 119-93 on Friday night for their seventh straight win. earning.
Green added nine points, nine rebounds and seven assists after coming into the game with a left thigh injury injured in Wednesday’s victory over the Timberwolves. Kevon Looney has hit double-digit rebounds in back-to-back games for the third time in his career, picking up 10 rebounds after a career-high 17 two nights ago.
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Andrew Wiggins added 15 points and seven rebounds, and Jordan Poole added 14 points and Golden State (11-1) had an eight-game home run that equated to a franchise record. The Warriors’ only loss came to Memphis in overtime on October 28.
Curry shot past Lonzo Ball in the second quarter and scored 24 points and 15 points in the 52nd 40-point game of his career.
Zach LaVine added 23 points and DeMar DeRozan scored 18 for the Bulls.
Golden State defeated the Bulls at home for the ninth straight and seventh straight.
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Curry’s college coach of Davidson, Bob McKillop, had to lead his team through a practice session at the Warriors’ facility before Saturday’s game against San Francisco at Chase Center.
This gave McKillop a chance to share his gratitude for everything Curry and the Warriors have done to help people. The biggest thing McKillop learned from the two-time MVP: “grace”.
“I couldn’t be happier that he has a son in a different sense,” McKillop said. “Consistently seeking to do something for people.”
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Curry’s positive influence on Davidson College is still very felt.
“You wouldn’t believe how many people watch West Coast games just because Stephen Curry is playing in our town,” McKillop said. “And they’re up until 1 in the morning. The next day you see the people at the post office, the next day you see them at the cafe, and their eyes are filled with tears because, ‘Oh, I was watching Steph play last night.’ It’s true and affirming that people of all ages have been doing this to date, and the impact it has had on our community.”
Bulls: Chicago took nine of their first 16 shots, forcing the Warriors to make seven turnovers in the opening period, leading up to 10 on the first shot. … Chicago have not won at home by the Warriors since their 113-111 overtime win on January 27, 2015. … This was the Bulls’ first away game against the Western Conference after starting 3-1 away.
Warriors: Otto Porter Jr. He limped to the locker room in the second minute but came back. … Golden State has had 10 or more steals in six games in a row. … Damion Lee missed a second game with pain in his left hip. “I don’t think it’s too serious, but it’s not something we want to mess with and leave behind,” said coach Steve Kerr. “I’m just trying to stay ahead of you.”
The Bulls: Los Angeles Clippers lost their last five away games on Sunday. Chicago began a five-game route to the West.
Warriors: Kick off a four-game East Coast swing playing Sunday night in Curry’s old hometown of Charlotte. The Warriors defeated the Hornets 114-92 at Chase Center on November 3, but lost the last two in Charlotte.
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