Sacramento Kings podcast with Jeremiah Salmonson: Kings frustrating loss to Heat Thursday; In Chicago to face Bulls Sat nite

Sacramento Kings guard Marvin Bagley III (30) defends Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (right) in the first half of Thu Feb 18, 2021 game at Golden One Center in Sacramento (AP News photo)

On the Sacramento Kings podcast with Jeremiah:

#1 The Kings took a tough loss at home at Golden One Center against the Miami Heat on Thursday night 118-110. The Kings just couldn’t keep up.

#2 Jeremiah, talk about the offensive efforts of De’Aaron Fox and he’s been able to lead on offense but he’s been doing a lot of heavy lifting.

#3 The Kings played some close quarters but the Heat were able to stay ahead. How frustrating does that have to be for Kings head coach Luke Walton.

#4 The Heat’s Jimmy Butler scored 13 points, 13 assists, and had 10 rebounds. It was Butler’s third straight triple double game.

#5 Jeremiah, the Kings are in Chicago Saturday night against the Bulls. The Bulls 12-15 and 6 1/2 games back in the Western Conference. The Kings are 12-16 and 11 1/2 game back. How do you see these two teams for Saturday night at the United Center?

Join Jeremiah for the Kings podcasts each Friday morning at

Kings snap 3-game losing skid with 128-124 win over Bulls

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By Ana Kieu

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Kings kicked off a seven-game homestand on Wednesday night, hosting the Chicago Bulls at the Golden 1 Center.

The Kings looked to snap their three-game losing skid, but it wasn’t going to be an easy task as the Bulls brought a two-game winning streak, including a come-from-behind win 111-108 over the Portland Trail Blazers, into the Golden 1 Center. Both teams exchanged leads and ties throughout the game, but the Kings came out on top with a 128-124 win.

After a scoreless 40 seconds, Richaun Holmes collected a pass from Harrison Barnes and hit a 2-pointer to get the Kings on the board 2-0 at 11:20 of the first quarter. Patrick Williams made a pair of free throws to help the Bulls tied the game at 18 with 4:43 left in the first. Thaddeus Young missed a 3-point attempt, Chicago had a shot clock violation that resulted to the clock being set to 2.2 seconds, and Sacramento got an offensive rebound for a 28-25 lead at the end of the first.

Richaun Holmes threw down a dunk to open the scoring just nine seconds into the second quarter. Holmes added a pair of free throws and made a finger-roll layup to give the Kings a 34-27 lead at 10:09 of the second. Harrison Barnes hit back-to-back 3-pointers in a span of 30 seconds, and Sacramento took a 10-point lead with 8:29 left in the second. Coby White put on a scoring clinic and recorded his 1,000th career point, while Zach LaVine made a driving layup late in the second; but the Kings still led by three points, 62-59, at halftime.

The Kings opened the second half with a bang. Harrison Barnes made a driving layup to give the Kings a 64-59 lead 13 seconds into the third quarter. After Chicago went on a 10-2 run and made it a 1-point game, Sacramento took a timeout with 2:58 left in the third. There were four ties before the third came to an end and the teams were tied at 93 entering the last 12 minutes of the game.

The Bulls took an early 95-93 lead on Patrick Williams’ layup to start the fourth quarter. The Kings responded with Tyrese Haliburton’s layup and Nemanja Bjelica’s 3-pointer and led by three, 98-95, at 10:28 of the fourth.

The Kings challenged Marvin Bagley III’s shooting foul, but the replay review confirmed that the call stood and Sacramento was charged with a timeout at 10:15 of the fourth. The game remained a tight contest, but Buddy Hield nailed a 25-foot 3-pointer to put the Kings up 123-119 with 38.3 seconds left in the fourth. Tyrese Haliburton made a step-back jump shot and Nemanja Bjelica made a free throw to seal the Kings’ win.

The Kings improved to 4-4. Richaun Holmes led all scorers with 25 points.

The Bulls fell to 4-5. Coby White led all scorers with 36 points.

The Kings host the Toronto Raptors on Friday, January 8 at 7 pm PT.

Lee hits three point buzzer beater to get Golden State’s first win; defeat Chicago 129-128 at the United Center

The Golden State Warriors guard Damion Lee (left) hits a three pointer against the Chicago Bulls guard Tomas Satoransky (right) for a buzzer beater at the United Center in Chicago on Sun Dec 27, 2020 (AP News photo)

By Jerry Feitelberg

The Golden State Warriors won their first game of the year when Damion Lee hit a three-pointer just before the buzzer sounded to win a thriller 129-128 over the Chicago Bulls. Under the tutelage of their new head coach Billy Donovan, the Bulls had lost their two games of the year. They wanted to put one in the win column for him Sunday night against the Warriors. 

Draymond Green was not available again as he has a strained muscle in his leg. The Warriors hoped he will be back on the court when they finished the four-game road trip Tuesday night in Detroit.

The Warriors announced that Marquese Chriss suffered a broken fibula in practice Saturday. Chriss will undergo surgery to repair the damage, and he may be lost for the entire season. Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr had to revamp his lineup for the match against the Bulls.

So far this season, the Warriors have not performed well on offense. Steph Curry was missing three-point shots. Kelly Oubre, Jr. could not buy a bucket. Andrew Wiggins’ game was not up to par.

The Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee torched the Warriors’ defense in the first two games of the season. Two questions had to be answered Sunday night. Could the Warriors’ offense rebound? Would the defense be shredded again?

The team answered both questions. Yes, the offense did better, and they shot better than 40% from the floor.  Curry led the team with 36 points, and he made five three pointers to help the team win.

Andrew Wiggins played well on both ends of the court. Oubre hustled all night long. He was a force on defense. He scored eight points to go along with 11 rebounds and four steals. The Warrior bench made significant contributions to help win the game. Eric Paschall, Kevon Looney, Damion Lee, Jordan Poole, and Mychal Mulder came through for the Warriors Sunday night.

The teams played a very competitive first 24 minutes of play. The Warriors finished by leading 60-56. The Warriors shot 40.4% from the floor and made nine threes. Chicago took 15 shots less than the Warriors. They were 50% from the floor, and they made six threes. The Warriors’ defense sparkled as they made eight steals and blocked two shots. They also forced Chicago to commit 14 turnovers.

The Bulls went on a 12-2 run to start the third quarter. They led 71-64, but Wiggins connected on a three to make it 71-67. The Bulls continued to maintain the lead the entire quarter. They won the third quarter 41-33 to lead 97-93 after three-quarters of play.

The Warriors did not start Curry to start the fourth quarter. Kerr brought him in with about eight minutes left in the game. Every time the Warriors inch closer, the Bulls would not have an answer.

The Warriors tied the game 100-100. The Bulls went on a 10-2 run. They led by nine 121-112 when Curry hit a two-point bucket. It just missed being a three. Oubre followed with a big bucket to close the gap to five 121-116. Curry made two free throws and a three-pointer to come within two 123-121. The Bulls connected on a three. Curry countered with a bucket and a free throw to stay within reach 126-124. Kevon Looney tied the game at 126.

The Bulls’ star, Zach LaVine, scored to put the Bulls up by two 128-126 with 16.9 seconds left to play. The Bulls’ defense focused on Curry to make sure he wouldn’t make the game’s last shot.

With five seconds left on the clock, the Warriors had to inbound the ball. Who would get the ball? Chicago, as mentioned above, double-teamed Curry. The inbound pass went to Damion Lee. Without any hesitation, Lee raced to the top of the key and drained the three-point shot to put the Warriors ahead 129-128. The team raced out to celebrate their first win of the season.

Game Notes and Stats: Curry broke Rick Barry’s consecutive free throw streak Sunday night. Curry didn’t miss a free throw as he made all nine attempts. His line was 36 points, two boards, six assists.

He was 11-for 25 from the floor, and he made five threes in 15 tries. Andrew Wiggins has 19 points, nine boards, and four assists. James Wiseman finished with seven points and three rebounds. Juan Toscano-Anderson, starting in place of Draymond Green, had five points and five rebounds. The Warrior bench players produced 52 points. Eric Paschall had 15, Damion Lee 12, Looney eight, Poole ten, and Mulder seven.

Zach LaVine paced the Bulls with 33. Lauri Markkanen 23, Wendell Carter Jr 22, Coby White 20. Otto Porter, Jr, coming off the bench, added 12.

The Warriors are 1-2 for the year. The Bulls are now 0-3.

The Warriors face the Pistons in Detroit Tuesday night. The game begins at 3 pm. The Pistons are 0-2 so far this year.

NBA Christmas Day special: Bucks crush the Warriors 138-99

Golden State Warrior rookie center James Wiseman (33) goes for the throw down against the Milwaukee Bucks on Fri Dec 25, 2020 in Milwaukee (@warriors photo)

By Jerry Feitelberg

The Golden State Warriors met the Milwaukee Bucks on Christmas Day at the FiServe Arena in Milwaukee. The Bucks, one of the best teams in the NBA, blew out the Warriors 138-99. Draymond Green did not play due to a sore foot. Golden State hopes he will play in Chicago on Sunday.

The Warriors have been blown out in their first two games of the season. Their start has been similar to an ice cream flavor, a very Rocky Road. 

The Warriors were no match for the Bucks on Friday. They lost the first quarter 33-25. Steph Curry could not get anything going. He scored seven points. Five were free throws, and he had one two-point bucket. Andrew Wiggins scored a bucket, but Kelly Oubre did not score. 

The Warriors played better in the second period. They played the Bucks evenly and lost the period 33-31. The rookie center, James Wiseman, played well. He finished the first half with fourteen points, four rebounds, and two blocked shots. Wiggins had six in the quarter, and Steph finished the half with fifteen. Milwaukee owns a ten-point advantage 66-56.

During the Warriors’ great five-year run, they owned the second half, especially the third quarter. The Warrior mojo disappeared Friday afternoon. The Bucks put on an offensive display as they crushed the Warriors in the second half. They outscored the Warriors 73-43 in the final 24 minutes of the game. The Warriors did not quit. They played hard, but their offense was non-existent. Milwaukee won by 39 points 138-99.

Game Notes and Stats: Even though the Bucks blew out the Dubs, there were some bright spots. James Wiseman continued to impress. He tallied 18 points, eight rebounds in 25 minutes of action.

James was 5-11 from the floor and made three threes. He also blocked three shots. Curry kicked in with nineteen. It was not Steph’s night. He was six-for-16 from the floor and made two threes in ten tries. Andrew Wiggins played better than he did against Brooklyn. He ended with twelve points and six rebounds. Kelly Oubre tried but did not have success. He put three points on the board. He was one-for-10 from the floor and 0-for four from three-point range. 

Bench players Brad Wanamaker, Jordan Poole, and Damion Lee tallied 11, 11, and 9, respectively.

Kris Middleton led the Bucks with 31. Two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokoumpo scored fifteen. He had thirteen rebounds. Donte DiVincenzo had thirteen, Jrue Holiday twelve, Bobby Portis ten, and D.J. Augustin thirteen.

The Warriors shot just 34% from the floor. The Bucks shot 54%. Teams that shoot 34% will not win many games in the NBA. The Warriors made ten threes. Milwaukee had twenty threes. The Bucks won the boards 69-49.

The Warriors move onto Chicago to face the Bulls Sunday night. The game will start at 5:00 pm.

In Memoriam- The NBA announced that Boston Celtic legend K.C.Jones, who was 88, passed away. Jones, who is in the NBA’s Hall of Fame, won eight championships with the Boston Celtics as a player and two more as a coach.

The Kings play defense and beat the Bulls 98-81 on Friday in Chicago

By Charlie O. Mallonee @Charlieo1320

The long national nightmare is over for “Sacramento Proud” as their team’s six-game losing streak has come to an end in Chicago. The Kings (16-29) downed the Bulls 98-81 on Friday night at the United Center.

The last time the Kings won a basketball game was on January 7th in Phoenix. Those 16 days between wins seemed like an eternity for Sacramento fans.

A major change to the starting lineup

Sometimes a coach must shake things up to in order to get his team’s attention. In this case, Kings head coach – Luke Walton – made a change to his starting lineup. Guard Buddy Hield has been in a shooting slump, so Walton took Hield out of the starting rotation and replaced him with Bogdan Bogdanovic who has been the Kings sixth man all season.

Moving a starter to the bench is always dangerous because a coach never knows how the player will react. In this case, the lineup moves worked.

Hield took the change in stride

In reality, Hield did more than take things in stride – he thrived. Hield led the Kings in scoring by putting up 21 points in the game. He shot 7-for-12 overall and hit 5 of 9 from behind the 3-point line. Hield also grabbed eight rebounds.

After the game, Kings head coach Luke Walton was full of praise for Hield for his play and his reaction to his change in the rotation.

The key to the win was defense

This was the second game this season that the Kings held their opponent to under 90 points. The Kings are 2-0 in those games.

Sacramento held Chicago to just 39.2% (31-for-79) shooting overall and the Bulls hit only 8 of 37 (21.6%) from 3-point range.

The Kings caused the Bulls (17-30) to turn the ball over 21 times which resulted in 16 Sacramento points.

The Bulls largest lead of the game was three points.

Top performers

Leading scorers

  • Buddy Hield was the Kings leading scorer with 21 points
  • Zach LaVine led the Bulls scoring attack with 21 points

The Glass cleaners

  • Cristiano Felicio of the Bulls was the game’s leading rebounder with nine
  • Buddy Hield led the Kings with eight rebounds

Dropping dimes

  • De’Aaron Fox was the game’s assist leader with seven dimes
  • Kris Dunn led the Bulls with six assists

Up next

The Kings travel to the Twin Cities where they will play the Timberwolves on Monday night.

The Bulls will play in Cleveland on Saturday night.




Warriors best Bulls in neck and neck game at United Center 100-98

photo from Chicago Bulls’ Kris Dunn (32) goes up for a shot against Golden State Warriors’ Willie Cauley-Stein (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Chicago. Golden State won 100-98.

By Alexandra Evans

The Golden State Warriors (5-19) faced the Chicago Bulls (8-15) away on Friday, Dec. 6, taking home a close win (100-98). There was almost no shortage of being on the edge of one’s seat; the game remained very neck-in-neck throughout.

Bulls’ Tomas Satoransky made the first basket of the game nearly a minute in. The Dubs took their first lead when D’Angelo Russell made a three-pointer a minute later, holding the lead until halfway through the first quarter when Kris Dunn made a three-pointer for the Bulls (assisted by Satoransky). The Bulls held the lead for the remainder of the quarter, leading the Warriors 28-23.

Almost two minutes into the second quarter, Eric Paschall gave the Dubs the lead again after making a free throw. For three minutes the scores would increase but end up tied again. At the end of the second, the Bulls had a one-point lead (51-50).

Only once in the third quarter did the Dubs have the lead (by one point), which lasted under 30 seconds. Halfway through, they trailed the Bulls by eight points (62-70) and by six at the end (77-83).

The Bulls still exceeded the Dubs for half of the final period and the score was tied four different times. Bulls’ Zach LaVine tied the score 98-98 with 1:18 remaining in the game, and Dubs’ Glenn Robinson III made the game-winning shot with 1:03 left. The final score was 100-98, Dubs.

Warriors find a way to win as they down the Bulls 104-90

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By Jerry Feitelberg

SAN FRANCISCO — The Golden State Warriors, after losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder Monday night, found a way to close out the game, and they recorded their fourth win of the season defeating the Chicago Bulls 104-90 at Chase Center.

The Warriors’ Draymond Green returned to action Wednesday night. He had been out with a sore heel. His experience and leadership helped the Warriors avoid the letdown that occurred Monday night. The young Warriors played well on both ends of the court. They played well on defense as they out-rebounded the Bulls 54-42. On offense, they moved the ball to find the open man and recorded 31 assists in the process.

The Bulls grabbed an early 9-1 lead in the first quarter. The Warriors then went on a 10-0 run to lead 11-9. The Warriors continued to play well, and they finished the first period leading by eight 25-17. The Bulls offense came to life in the second quarter. The Bulls’ Zach LaVine led the charge as he knocked down 18 points to cut the deficit to five 53-48 at the end of the first half. Eric Paschall the Dubs with 14, Glenn Robinson had 8, Alec Burks 7, and Omari Spellman kicked in with 7 points and 10 boards.

The Warriors continued to build the lead. They led 69-59 when Chicago went on a 10-0 run to tie the game at 69. The young Warriors did not quit. They knew what happened to them Monday night. Eric Paschall, Marquese Chriss, and Omari Spellman all came through with crucial buckets to put the Warriors ahead 78-73 after three periods of play.

In the fourth quarter, the Warriors–with Draymond Green on the floor–held the Bulls at bay. The Bulls made it a 3-point game 86-83. It was at this point that the Warriors went on a 16-2 run. Alec Burks knocked down two threes. Draymond hit a three. Paschall and Spellman each made a key bucket. These players played like the Warriors of the past five seasons. They won by a final score of 104-90.

Game Notes: With the win, the Warriors improve to 4-15. Chicago falls to 6-13.

Eric Paschall led the Warriors with 25 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists. Alec Burks had a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds. He also recorded 7 assists. Omari Spellman also had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Glenn Robinson and Marquese Chriss each had 11.

The Bulls’ Zach LaVine provided most of the offensive punch for Chicago. LaVine had 36 points, 5 assists, and 5 rebounds. LaVine made 4 threes in 9 tries. The only other scorer in double figures for Chicago was Tomas Satoransky, with 19 points. Lauri Markkanan and Wendell Carter had 8 points each.

Up Next: The Warriors travel to Miami to face the Heat Friday night. The game will start at 5 pm PST.

Sacramento Kings podcast with Charlie O: Kings pull away with 27-point win after four ties with Bulls Sunday

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On the Sacramento Kings podcast with Charlie O:

#1 It was a game that saw seven lead changes and four ties, but the Sacramento Kings in the end mustered up a 27-point win over the Chicago Bulls Sunday.

#2 After Bogdan Bogdanovic got a three-point shot to put the Kings ahead after the first period 24-23, the Kings never looked back.

#3 In the paint, Kings head coach Dave Joerger said the team worked the paint inside for five six seconds and if not worked the ball outside and took open shots, including threes and layups. It paid off the Kings went 80-56 against the Bulls for the inside game.

#4 After having a rough time on free throws on the road, the Kings went 81.2% on the free line on Sunday at Golden One.

#5 Tuesday night the Kings host the Brooklyn Nets (36-36), who are a very improved club.

Charlie O does the Sacramento Kings podcasts each Tuesday at

Kings crush the Bulls 129-102 on St. Patty’s Day

Bagley shoots over Lopez Photo: Charlie O. Mallonee

by Charlie O. Mallonee

The Sacramento Kings broke up a three-game losing streak on Sunday by devouring the hapless Chicago Bulls 129-102 before a delighted sellout crowd at the Golden 1 Center. After returning home from a very disappointing four-game road trip that saw the team pick up just one victory, the young Kings were in need of something to put a smile back on their faces. There were plenty of smiles after the game on St. Patrick’s Day.

Kings head coach Dave Joerger said, “… they do work so hard, it’s fun to see them get the result that does make them feel good.”

The teams played a tough first quarter that saw seven lead changes and four ties. It appeared that the Bulls had arrived ready to put up a fight on Sunday.

Sacramento was trailing 23-21 with 6.7-seconds to go in the first quarter. Bogdan Bogdanovic brought the ball up the court while watching the clock, took a step back behind the 3-point line, and sank a 26-foot shot to give the Kings a 24-23 lead at the end of the first period.

The Kings would never trail in the game again.

The bigs crash the boards Photo: Charlie O. Mallonee

Why did the Kings win?

  1. Sacramento was ready for a win, and they came out willing to work for it. Dave Joerger revealed after the game that their plan was to work the for a shot in the paint early in the possession (four to six seconds) then start looking for open shots outside if layups were not available. The Kings outscored the Bulls 80-56 in the paint.
  2. The Kings shot the basketball very well in the contest. They shot 52.4-percent (54/103) overall and 34.8-percent (8/23) from 3-point land. They also converted 13-of-16 (81.2%) or their free throw attempts. Poor free throw shooting had hurt them on the road trip.
  3. The Kings also banged on the boards. Sacramento out-rebounded Chicago 48-39. They also outdid their opponent on the offensive glass 15-10. The Kings scored 23 2nd chance points to 15 for the Bulls.
  4. Sacramento continued to take very good care of the basketball as they turned it over just 12 times (13 CHI points) while the Bulls turned it over 20 times (25 SAC points).

Top Performances

Bogi challenges Lopez Photo: Charlie O. Mallonee


  • Marvin Bagley III played an amazing 21-minutes of basketball (we believe the minutes restriction from his knee injury is still in place). He scored a game-high 21-points by shooting 9-for-14 from the field and going a perfect 3-for-3 from the charity stripe. MB35 also grabbed nine rebounds and dished out two assists.
  • The other young big – Harry Giles III – also played 21-minutes. H20 scored 16 points while shooting 8-for-14 in the contest. He also hauled in six rebounds, added three assists and blocked three shots.
  • And those other guys: De’Aaron Fox scored 17 points, Buddy Hield, 16, Harrison Barnes 15, Willey Cauley-Stein 9, Bjelica 8, and Bogdanovic 8.
  • All 13 players on the active roster saw playing in the game on Sunday.


  • Zach LaVine was the leading scorer for the Bulls with 18 points. You may remember that Kings tried to get LaVine in the off-season, but the Bulls matched the Sacramento offer to keep talented guard in Chicago.
  • The real star for the Bulls is “tankathon”. Chicago is 19-52 on the season and their real goal is to finish with the best chance to get the number one pick in the NBA Draft Lottery in June. Right now, they have the fourth worst record in the league and have a 12.5-percent chance in Zion Williamson sweepstakes. It is tough to be too motivated when you know your team’s goal is to be “the biggest loser”.

Import Milestone

The Kings record improved to 34-35 after the win on Sunday. That is most wins for Sacramento since back in 2007-08 when the team won 38 games. The prognosticators at predict that the Kings will win 39 games this season.

Bjelica hits the corner three Photo: Charlie O. Mallonee

Up Next

The Kings are off until Tuesday night when they will face the much improved and playoff-bound Brooklyn Nets at the Golden 1 Center.

Chicago traveled to Phoenix after the game and will play the pesky Suns on Monday night.

Warriors roll over the Bulls 146-109

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By: Jerry Feitelberg

The Golden State Warriors, for the second game in a row, routed their opponent, the Chicago Bulls Friday night at Oracle Arena, The Warriors got off to a fast start behind three 3-point shots by Klay Thompson to take an early 9-0 lead. The Warriors never looked back as they overwhelmed the Bulls by a score of 146-109.

The Warriors outscored the Bulls 43-17 in the first quarter. The Warriors moved the ball well all night. They found the open man and knocked down 3s. They played defense as the limited the Bulls to 17 points in the first 12 minutes of action. They even had a bit of luck when Jonas Jerebko sank a 3-pointer from behind the half-court line as time expired in the quarter. The Bulls played better in the second quarter, but still trailed by 21 at the end of the first half 76-55. Thompson led the Dubs with 24. Klay made six 3s in 8 attempts. Kevin Durant and Steph Curry each had 13. Zach Lavine led the Bulls with 24, and he made three 3s.

The Warriors did not let up in the third quarter. The Warriors’ big three of Durant, Thompson, and Curry continued to punish the Bulls. The Warriors put the game out of reach as they outscored the Bulls 40-21 in the third quarter. Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr removed all the starters with about two minutes left in the period. The Warriors led by 40 points, 116-76

Warriors’ bench players Jordan Bell, Marcus Derrickson, Jonas Jerebko, and Quinn Cook played the entire fourth quarter. The second unit played well as they were able to put up points on the board and the Warriors won by a final score of 146-109.

Game Notes and Stats: Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 30 points. He made seven 3-pointers. Curry had 28 with five 3s, and Kevin Durant had 22. It was the ninth time this season that the Big Three had more than 20-plus points in a game. Quinn Cook had 15, Jordan Bell had 13, Marcus Derrickson had 10, and Jerebko had 8.

The Bulls were led by Zach LaVine’s 29 points. Bobby Portis had 16 points, Antonio Blakeney had 12 points and Ryan Arcidiacono had 10 points. The Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen, who is seven-foot tall, finished the night with 8 points.

The Warriors improved to 28-14, while Chicago dropped to 10-32.

The Warriors announced that DeMarcus Cousins, who is recovering from an Achilles heel rupture suffered last January, will return to action against the Los Angeles Clippers on January 18th in Los Angeles.

Up Next: The Warriors hit the road to play the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas on Sunday. Game time is at 4:00 pm.