NBA Preview: Chicago Bulls Vs Golden State Warriors
Home Team: Chicago Bulls
Away Team: Golden State Warriors
Location: Chicago, IL
Arena: United Center
When is Game Time? 8:00 PM ET – 01/17/2018
Where can I watch on TV? WGN, NBCSBA and NBA League Pass
Where can I listen on the Radio? WLS-AM 890 / Univision Chicago 1200 AM and 95.7 The Game
Game Preview Notes
The Golden State Warriors (36-9) go on the road to take on the Chicago Bulls (17-27) on Wednesday at 8:00 PM ET. These two teams will meet up for the first time since November 24th 2017, a 143-94 Golden State victory (Curry: 33 pts (26 in 2Q); Thompson: 29 pts).
Chicago will attempt to build on their 3 game win streak after their victory over the Miami Heat, 119 – 111; Markkanen fastest ever to 100 made 3s. The Bulls enter this contest with a 5-5 record in their last 10 games and a 11-11 mark at home. Justin Holiday finished the game with a team-high twenty-five points against their last opponent, the Heat. He shot 53.3% from the field, making 8 of his 15 attempts (2/2 from the line, 7/11 from three-point range). Holiday ended up with twenty-five points, two assists, four rebounds, one steal, one block and seven threes with 1 turnover in 35 minutes, .
Golden State is on a 3 game win streak, after they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 118 – 108; Warriors win 13th straight road game. The Warriors have a 8-2 record during their last 10-game stretch and are 20-3 in away games this season. Kevin Durant led the Warriors in scoring against their last opponent, the Cavaliers. He contributed with thirty-two points, eight assists, five rebounds, three steals, one block and four threes with 3 turnovers in 34 minutes. Durant shot 9 for 16 in the game, hitting 56.2% of his attempts from the field (10/10 from the line, 4/6 from three-point range).
Probable Starting Lineups & Matchups
|Chicago Bulls||Golden State Warriors||Compare Head-to-Head Stats|
|Kris Dunn (G)||Stephen Curry (G)||Kris Dunn vs Stephen Curry|
|Zach LaVine (G)||Klay Thompson (G)||Zach LaVine vs Klay Thompson|
|Justin Holiday (G)||Kevin Durant (F)||Justin Holiday vs Kevin Durant|
|Lauri Markkanen (F)||Draymond Green (F)||Lauri Markkanen vs Draymond Green|
|Robin Lopez (C)||Jordan Bell (F)||Robin Lopez vs Jordan Bell|
Bulls: Injuries & Game-Time Decisions
- R Arcidiacono
- A Blakeney
- Cameron Payne
Warriors: Injuries & Game-Time Decisions
- Damian Jones
- Omri Casspi
- Chris Boucher
- Andre Iguodala
- Draymond Green
- PPG OPPG FG% 3P% FT% REB OREB DREB APG TOPG PFPG SPG BPG
Top Fantasy Players
Kris Dunn is the top fantasy basketball player for the Bulls with a season average of 33.22 fantasy points per game. He has averaged 13.6 PTS, 4.6 REB, 6.4 AST, 2 STL and 0.5 BLK with 3 TO.
Kevin Durant is the best player on the Warriors team from a fantasy basketball perspective, with 48.13 fantasy points per game. He's averaged 26.4 PTS, 6.9 REB, 5.3 AST, 0.8 STL, 2.1 BLK and 3.2 TO this season. Stephen Curry has 46.19 fantasy points per game. He's averaged 27.6 PTS, 5.2 REB, 6.5 AST, 1.7 STL, 0.1 BLK and 2.8 TO on the season.