Richardson, Warriors Get Revenge on Bulls
Golden State 100, Chicago 82
OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 14 (Ticker) -- Jason Richardson and coach Mike Montgomery did not have anything to complain about Monday.
Richardson scored 16 points in each half to finish with a season-high 32 as the Golden State Warriors rolled to a 100-82 victory over the Chicago Bulls.
There was contact between Richardson and the 7-1 Chandler but no foul called. Richardson and Montgomery were fined a combined $45,000 by the NBA for arguing on the court after the game.
Richardson started the scoring with a jumper and began a 15-7 run to close the first quarter with one of two 3-pointers and a dunk. The Warriors never trailed thereafter and finished the first half with a 13-3 spurt to take a 49-36 advantage into the break.
Troy Murphy scored 15 points and gave Golden State a commanding 64-42 advantage with a dunk midway through the third. Baron Davis' 3-pointer with 4:39 left in the game created the largest lead, 94-71.
Both Richardson and Mike Dunleavy Jr., who also scored 15 points, broke out of shooting slumps for the Warriors. Richardson was held to 15 points on 6-of-19 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Bulls and was 20-of-59 (34 percent) over his last four games before shooting 12-of-21 Monday.
Dunleavy entered with a 25 percent (15-of-61) mark from the floor this season but was 5-of-9 and made both of his 3-pointers against Chicago.
The Bulls shot 34 percent (32-of-95) in losing the opener of a six-game road trip. Andres Nocioni led the way with a season-high 17 points and Jannero Pargo reached double figures for the first time this season with 12 off the bench.
Chicago is beginning its annual November trip to accommodate the circus at the United Center. The club is 1-38 on this trip since Michael Jordan announced the second of his three retirements after the 1997-98 season.