The Dubs woes continue, Lose to the Bulls in Chicago 94-87

March 2, 2017

Golden State Warriors, NBA

by Jerry Feitelberg

The Golden State Warriors, playing their first game since Kevin Durant was injured Tuesday night, lost to the Chicago Bulls 94-87. The Dubs NBA record of 146 consecutive wins with back-to-back losses ended. It was the first time since April 5th and April 7th, 2015 that the Warriors have recorded two losses in a row. Both of those losses came on the road in San Antonio and in New Orleans.

The Warriors finished the first half with a four-point lead 51-47. The Warriors usually play well in the second half, but that did not happen Thursday night. The Bulls behind Jimmy Butler and Bobby Portis held the Dubs to just 37 points. The Bulls outscored the Warriors 10-2 in the final 3 minutes of the game to ice the win. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson had a tough night from 3-point range. They attempted 22 but made just 3. They shot just 36.8% from the floor, and that will not get anyone a victory in the NBA.

Game Notes and Stats. The Dubs drop to 50-11. Kevin Durant will be reexamined in 4 weeks to determine if he can resume play. He suffered a Grade 2 strain of hid MCL(medial collateral ligament) and will not require surgery. He will, however, wear a knee brace night. Hopefully, the ligament will heal in 2 to 4 weeks. He also suffered a bone bruise to the top of the tibia. The bone injury could take longer to get better.. If all goes well, he could return to action the early part of April and be ready for the playoffs. The Dubs signed Matt Barnes to the vacancy on the roster. Barnes played 11 minutes and scored just 2 points and had no assists or rebounds.

Steph Led the team with 23. Klay had 13. Draymond Green, Patrick McCaw, and Andre Iguodala all were in double figures. The Bulls were led by Butler and Portis. The Warriors have to figure out a way to get back on track. They still have the best record in the NBA but are now in jeopardy of falling into the second seed which means that they will not haven home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. They are a good team. They know how to win, but they need everyone to step up to make up for the loss of their superstar, Kevin Durant.

The Warriors face the New York Knicks Sunday in the Big Apple. Game time is at 12:30 pm.

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Retired pharmacist who now has a career as a sports writer and broadcaster

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