Taj Gibson led the Bulls with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Taj has come up big for the Bulls no matter if he’s a starter or coming off the bench. Gibson has improved and everyone is taking notice. The Warriors usually average about 45 rebounds per game, but was outrebounded last night. The Bulls had 56 rebounds, while the Warriors grabbed 41 boards. Joakim Noah did not do much scoring, but helped in other ways. Noah finished the game with 17 rebounds and 7 assists in 33 minutes.
Mike Dunleavy and Carlos Boozer both had 15 points. Boozer also finished with a double-double with 13 assists to add to his 15 points. Jimmy Butler returned from a rib contusion injury and contributed 16 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists.
On Friday, the Bulls will be in Dallas to play Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks. The game will be at 8:30pm ET.