NBA Game Summary - Chicago at Golden State
(Friday, November 21st)
Final Score: Chicago 115, Golden State 110
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Larry Hughes burned his old team for 26 points, getting the start in place of an injured Luol Deng and the Chicago Bulls pulled out a 115-110 victory over the Golden State Warriors.
Derrick Rose scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half and Drew Gooden notched a double-double with 18 points and 16 rebounds for the Bulls, who improved to 1-2 on a brutal seven-game road swing.
Each member of Chicago's starting lineup finished in double figures as the Bulls shot 51.1 percent (45-of-88) from the floor, connected on 10-of-23 three-point attempts and were nearly perfect from the line making 15-of-16 tries.
"Guys stepped up and we're a little shorthanded. Derrick (Rose) had a tremendous second half and really took control of the game," Bulls head coach Vinny Del Negro said.
Stephen Jackson poured in a game-high 32 points and dished out six assists for the Warriors, who made a significant personnel move just hours before the game sending disgruntled forward Al Harrington to the New York Knicks for high-scoring guard Jamal Crawford.
Corey Maggette scored 24 and grabbed seven rebounds while Andris Biedrins registered a double-double with 23 points and 10 boards as Golden State had its modest, albeit season-high, two-game winning streak halted.
A pair of free throws from Anthony Randolph with 1:49 remaining made it a one possession game with the Warriors trailing 109-106 but Rose came back and connected on a mid-range, bank shot.
Hughes' theft gave Chicago a chance to extend the lead but Randolph's outstretched palm swatted away Hughes' offering on the other end and Maggette came back to sink a pair of free throws to climb within three once again.
Thabo Sefolosha was off the mark on a three-point attempt but Gooden snagged the rebound. Ben Gordon, though, was called for an offensive foul and Golden State was given one last chance inside of 30 seconds.
The Warriors couldn't find an open look for a three and Randolph's uncontested drive to the hoop with 12 seconds left clanked off the rim. The Bulls went 4- for-4 from the line down the stretch to seal the victory.
"I thought we played hard but the Bulls did a good job -- matched up with us in the beginning of the game," Golden State head coach Don Nelson said. Rose showed why he's the number one pick in the draft -- second half, he put on a show."
Golden State held a slim 28-27 lead after one quarter and grew that lead by one at halftime, holding a 59-57 advantage.
Chicago started the second half with a 10-1 run to gain a seven-point lead but at the midway point of the third, a Jackson jumper tied the game at 70-70. The teams traded the lead several times winding down the quarter with the Warriors coming out with an 87-85 lead.
Golden State held its lead until Hughes started a 14-5 run by draining a three-ball. Lindsey Hunter ended the sprint with a three of his own to give the Bulls a 101-95 lead entering the final stretch of the game.
The two teams split the home-and-home season series a year ago with both teams winning on the road. However, the host has won 12 of the last 15 meetings in the series...Golden State forward Kelenna Azubuike sat out the game with a sprained left knee while Deng sat with a sore left groin...Rose was helped off the court just outside of a minute left to play after landing awkwardly on a Golden State player's foot...Crawford was averaging 19.6 points and 4.4 assists through 11 games this season for the Knicks. Harrington, meanwhile, has averaged 12.4 points and 5.6 rebounds in five games for the Warriors this season but has been on the sidelines with a strained lower back. Sefolosha had 12 points and Gordon 13 for the Bulls...Randolph had 10 points, nine rebounds and four blocks off the bench for Golden State...Hunter had 10 points off the bench for Chicago...Biedrins has 11 double-double efforts in the Warriors' first 12 games.
11/22 02:15:00 ET