Draymond Green star of the show with a career-high 31 points…
The Golden State Warriors’ winning streak goes on as they set a new franchise record with 12 straight wins after defeating the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.
Draymond Green scored a career-high 31 points as the Warriors extended their league-best record to 17-2 with Klay Thompson adding 24 points in a significant road win against the Bulls.
The hosts were led by Jimmy Butler (24 points) and Pau Gasol (22 points 20 rebounds), but it wasn’t enough to avoid slipping to 12-8 overall and 2-5 at the United Center.
“They’re easy to coach. They’re really talented. They’re unselfish,” rookie coach Steve Kerr said of his team after the game. “I’m just lucky.”
Gasol conceded that the idea was to contain point guard Stephen Curry, but ultimately all that did was allow Green several uncontested threes as he hit 13 shots from beyond the arc.
Nevertheless, it was another team effort from the visitors who continue to acknowledge the importance of defense along with their offensive weapons, and they appear to be a cut above the rest of the pack at this stage.
Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers picked up their second win over the season, this time over the hapless Detroit Pistons who drop to 3-17.
Michael Carter-Williams put up 20 points, eight rebounds and 15 assists along with three steals and two blocks as the Sixers needed overtime to overcome their Eastern Conference rivals.
The San Antonio Spurs were also victorious on Saturday with a convincing win over the Minnesota Timberwolves despite being without the likes of Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili.
Corey Joseph stepped up to contribute 18 points and five assists while the Spurs had seven players in double figures by the end of the game as they made their depth count against a poor Minnesota team.
San Antonio improve to 15-5 for the season while the Los Angeles Clippers remain on their heels at 14-5 after winning their seventh straight game with victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
Philadelphia 76ers 108-101 Detroit Lions
Golden State Warriors 112-102 Chicago Bulls
Phoenix Suns 95-100 Houston Rockets
Minnesota Timberwolves 101-123 San Antonio Spurs
Orlando Magic 105-96 Sacramento Kings
New Orleans Pelicans 100-120 Los Angeles Clippers