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Where: ORACLE Arena, Oakland.
When: Friday February 7, 03:30 GMT
The Chicago Bulls continue their West Coast road trip as they prepare to face the Golden State Warriors who are looking to bounce back from disappointment.
Having levelled off at 24-24 for the season after their impressive win over the Phoenix Suns, the Bulls will hope to claim another significant road scalp when they look to silence the ORACLE Arena.
These two have not yet faced each other this season, and Golden State arrive off the back of their worst shooting performance in nine seasons in the loss to the Charlotte Bobcats.
The Warriors have now dropped five of their last seven at home and are looking to improve on the 31.2 percent shooting on Tuesday, although they will undoubtedly find it tough against the defense-minded Chicago.
Carlos Boozer was delighted with the way his team responded against the Suns, and insisted that it was “Chicago Bulls basketball” while coach Tom Thibodeau praised the players for the fight that they have displayed.
However, despite the shooting struggles of their rivals on Thursday night, they trail 11-3 in their last 14 meetings and will be keen to continue to improve on that record having won both encounters last season.
Klay Thompson still leads the way with 20.9 points per game, while Stephen Curry will undoubtedly be fundamental in getting the win through both scoring and assisting his big-men inside the paint.
For the Bulls, they will rely on Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson to provide the presence inside, while point guards D.J. Augustin and Kirk Hinrich will hope to impose themselves on the game.
It promises to be an intriguing clash between different styles on Thursday night, with both teams desperate to boost their post-season hopes.