NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Friday, November 21st (All times eastern)
Chicago Bulls (5-7) at Golden State Warriors (5-6), 10:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Chicago Bulls continue a brutal seven-game road swing Friday when they head to Oakland to face the Golden State Warriors.
The Bulls fell to 0-2 on the trek on Wednesday after Portland's Brandon Roy scored 20 points and Greg Oden had a successful regular season home debut, as the Blazers dominated Chicago to the tune of 116-74 at the Rose Garden.
The game marked the first meeting between the top pick in the 2008 and 2007 drafts. Oden, who was playing his first regular season home game one year and 144 days after he was picked in 2007, scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 17 1/2 minutes of action. Chicago's Derrick Rose was picked first in the most recent draft and shot just 1-of-8 for six points on the night.
Andres Nocioni came off the bench to score 13 for the Bulls, who have lost four of six. Drew Gooden and Ben Gordon each scored 11 points, while Larry Hughes posted eight points for Chicago.
Meanwhile, Golden State topped Portland in its last outing on Tuesday when undrafted rookie Anthony Morrow scored 25 points, including the three game- clinching free throws in the final seconds, to give the Warriors a 111-106 victory over the Blazers.
Stephen Jackson had 20 points and eight assists for the Warriors, who won two straight for the first time this season. Corey Maggette also had 20 points in the win.
On the injury front, Golden State forward Kelenna Azubuike is questionable for the game with a sprained left knee while Bulls forward Luol Deng is also questionable with a sore left groin.
The Warriors also 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.
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.
The two teams spilt the home-and-home season series a year ago with both team's winning on the road. However, the host has won 12 of the last 14 meetings in the series.
11/21 16:12:26 ET