The Chicago Bulls had a tremendous game last night against the Golden State Warriors, winning 103-87. The Bulls had 3 players who had double-doubles including Carlos Boozer, Jimmy Butler, and All-Star Joakim Noah. Boozer had 15 points and 13 rebounds in 34 minutes of playing time. Jimmy Butler is continuing to start in place of Luol Deng, who is still out due to his hamstring injury. No word yet on when Deng will return. But, Butler is doing a great job and is playing with a lot of passion on the court. Jimmy Butler had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Joakim Noah scored 14 points and had 16 rebounds in 39 minutes. Early in the 2nd quarter, the Bulls were shooting over 63% from the field because they got off to a quick start at tip-off. The Golden State Warriors struggled from the field and were only shooting just over 22% from the field. All-Star snub, Stephen Curry, had 21 points and didn’t contribute much of anything else for the Warriors. David Lee, who will be making an All-Star appearance, had 23 points and 6 rebounds in 36 minutes of playing time.
Nate Robinson and Kirk Hinrich were both huge reasons why the Bulls were able to lead the whole way to victory. Kirk Hinrich started off hot from the field, shooting 8/11 from the field. Hinrich made 6/7 of his 3-point attempts. He finished with 25 points, 4 assists, and 2 rebounds. Kirk stunned fans with his big offensive night leading the Bulls. Nate Robinson was the main contributor from the bench. He also had a great shooting night, with 10/16 made from the field. Robinson scored 22 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists in 21 minutes. The Chicago Bulls were dominant on the boards, out rebounding the Warriors. The Bulls had 56 rebounds, while Golden State had 37 rebounds in regulation. Butler, Noah, and Boozer helped the Bulls outscore the Warriors in the paint with 36 points. This big game from the Bulls will put them in the 3rd spot in the Eastern Conference.Tonight the Bulls will face the Washington Wizards (10-31) at 7pm ET.