NBA Game Summary - Golden State at Chicago
(Friday, January 18th)
Final Score: Golden State 119, Chicago 111
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Baron Davis tied a career-high with 40 points, as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Chicago Bulls, 119-111, at the United Center.
Stephen Jackson poured in 24 points and dished out eight assists for the Warriors, who have won four of their last five contests. Monta Ellis chipped in with 23 points and grabbed seven boards.
Ben Gordon had 29 points for the Bulls, who have dropped six of their last 10 games. Andres Nocioni contributed 28 points and pulled down six rebounds.
"It is really tough for the team right now," Nocioni said. "We need to pick it up fast, because we play tomorrow. But that's the NBA. We have to think about tomorrow and that's it."
After an Ellis three-point play put the Warriors ahead 87-84, the Bulls responded with a 10-2 run. Thabo Sefolosha capped the surge with a tip-in to make the score 94-89 in Chicago's favor, with 8:37 left.
A Jackson reverse layup sparked a 15-6 Golden State run that gave the Warriors a 104-100 lead with just over 4 1/2 minutes to play.
A Deng free throw, followed by a Nocioni three-point play, tied the game at 104 with 2:39 on the clock.
The Warriors outscored the Bulls 8-4 over the next two minutes, highlighted by Jackson's three-pointer from the left wing, to give Golden State a 112-108 advantage with 46.8 ticks left.
Nocioni missed a wide-open jumper from the top of the key for the Bulls and Davis grabbed the rebound, Chicago was forced to foul. Davis drained both shots from the charity stripe, 114-108, and Golden State was never threatened again.
Matt Barnes ended his night with 11 points and 11 rebounds for Golden State, while Chicago's Joe Smith finished with 13 points and Deng dropped 17 and grabbed 12 boards.
An Ellis jump shot as time expired pulled the Warriors within one, 29-28, heading into the second quarter.
A Gordon layup capped a 7-0 Chicago run to start the second quarter, as the Bulls took a 36-28 advantage with just over 10 minutes to play.
The Warriors were 0-for-14 from the field in the second quarter until Mickael Pietrus hit a trey with 6:23 left to make it 45-34.
The teams exchanged baskets for the rest of the first half and Chicago took a 58-50 lead into its locker room.
The Warriors pulled within six, 63-57, on a Harrington dunk that came with just over 9 1/2 minutes remaining in the third quarter. However, Deng hit a jumper and Smith rattled off four free throws to put the Bulls ahead 69-57 moments later.
The Warriors responded with a Barnes tip-in that served as the spark for a 9-2 Golden State run that pulled the Warriors within five points, 71-66, with just over 4 1/2 minutes left in the third stanza.
Over the next minute and a half, the Warriors traded threes for twos and an Andris Biedrins tip-in made it a one-possession game, 77-74, with 3:10 to play in the third frame.
The teams exchanged buckets and a Davis trey with just under a half-minute tied the game at 84 going into the final 12 minutes of play.
"That's what happens when you play a tough Eastern Conference team that plays physical," Davis said.
The Bulls were without Kirk Hinrich (back) for the third straight contest...Chicago is 0-16 when allowing its opponent to score 100-plus points...The home team had won the last 12 contests in the series heading into this matchup...The last time the Warriors won in Chicago was February 26, 2001...Biedrins had nine points and eight boards... Chicago's Chris Duhon doled out eight assists...Sefolosha had nine points and eight boards and Joakim Noah grabbed seven rebounds for the Bulls...Chicago's bench outscored the Golden State bench 59-16, and has now outscored its opponents' bench 114-28 in the last two games.
01/19 01:23:31 ET