NBA Game Summary - Chicago at Golden State
(Monday, January 18th)
Final Score: Golden State 114, Chicago 97
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Monta Ellis, Corey Maggette and Stephen Curry once again carried the load for the Warriors, as the trio combined for 94 points in Golden State's 114-97 victory over Chicago.
Ellis, who shot 14-of-39 from the floor, ended with 36 points and eight assists, Maggette scored 32 and Curry filled the stat sheet with 26 points, 10 boards and six helpers to help snap the Warriors' three-game slide.
Andris Biedrins pulled down 19 rebounds to go with nine points in the win.
"[Biedrins] was giving us those extra possessions that we needed to make runs," Curry said. "He's always there to back us up and get rebounds so we can push, and that's what we're best at."
John Salmons posted a team-high 25 points while Luol Deng and Derrick Rose netted 20 and 19, respectively, for the Bulls, who started a seven-game road trip on the wrong foot with their first loss in five games.
It was back-and-forth in the third quarter, as Chicago held a 77-74 lead following Deng's three-point play with 3:03 left.
Golden State ended the frame on a 9-2 run -- five coming from Curry -- for an 83-79 advantage that was never relinquished in the fourth.
Ellis banked in a running layup off a nice feed from Maggette and added a three-pointer the next time down for a 99-88 lead near the midway point of the final stanza.
Curry's three-ball a little later made it 106-90, and the Warriors, who dressed just eight players, cruised to the finish line.
"When know we can play better than we did today," Bulls head coach Vinny Del Negro said. "We have to play harder, smarter and with more intensity."
The Warriors were up, 33-25, after 12 minutes of play and briefly lost the lead before Ellis hit consecutive layups to end the half for a 54-53 edge.
The Bulls, who are 4-14 away from the Windy City on the year, will also visit the LA Clippers, Phoenix, Houston, San Antonio, Oklahoma City and New Orleans on their trip...Golden State, which had lost four straight to Chicago, will finish its seven-game homestand against Denver and New Jersey...Biedrins, who was 0-for-7 from the foul line this season coming in, made 1-of-7 from the stripe...Anthony Tolliver, who the already short-handed Warriors signed to a 10-day contract on Sunday, injured his knee early in the fourth quarter and did not return...Jannero Pargo scored 12 points for Chicago, which shot 36.5 percent from the field, compared to a 44.2 percent shooting effort by the hosts...Bulls starting guard Kirk Hinrich sat out because of the flu.
01/18 21:21:20 ET