Chicago starts road trip against Golden State
(Sports Network) – The Chicago Bulls go for their third straight win tonight,
as they begin a six-game road trip tonight against the Golden State Warriors
at The Arena in Oakland.
This is the second and final meeting of the season between the clubs. Kirk
Hinrich scored a game-high 23 points and Mike Sweetney hit a pair of pivotal
free throws with 6.3 seconds to lift Chicago over Golden State, 85-84, at the
The home team has won the last nine meetings of this series. Chicago has lost
six straight at Golden State. The last time the Bulls defeated the Warriors on
the road was on January 30, 1998.
Luol Deng scored 21 points and Kirk Hinrich added 19 with 11 assists, as
Chicago edged the Utah Jazz, 103-98, on Saturday at the United Center. Andres
Nocioni added 15 points and Chris Duhon netted 12 for the Bulls, who shot 54
percent from the field (37-of-68) and made a blistering 53 percent of their
three-point tries (10-of-19).
The Bulls will also visit Portland, Seattle, the Lakers, San Antonio and
Houston. They are 0-1 on the road this season, as they lost at New Jersey,
100-99, on November 5.
Golden State begins a two-game homestand tonight. On Saturday, Shawn Marion
led Phoenix with 22 points and 15 rebounds as the Suns downed the Warriors,
101-86, at America West Arena.
Baron Davis netted 23 points and pulled down eight rebounds for the Warriors,
who have lost two of their last three. Derek Fisher and Mickael Pietrus each
scored 16 points off the bench in the loss. Troy Murphy pulled down a game-
high 17 rebounds, while tallying 10 points for Golden State.
The Warriors will host the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday in the finale of the
swing. Golden State is 2-1 at home this season.