FINAL FROM SAN FRANCISCO:
Golden State 104, Bulls 90 (Bulls 6-13, 3-6 on the road)
LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: LaVine: 36pts. Golden State: Eric Paschall: 25 pts
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Carter: 9. Golden State: Spellman: 11
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: Satoransky: 7 Golden State: Burks: 7.
RECAP: The Warriors made all five of their three-point field goal attempts in the final quarter en route to their fourth win of the season. The Bulls lacked consistency as the Warriors outrebounded the Bulls 54-42. Zach LaVine was terrific with 36, Tomas Satoransky poured in 19, but the Bulls received little production elsewhere. Eric Paschall had an outstanding game scoring 25 points. The Bulls lost Chandler Hutchison two minutes into the game after suffering a shoulder injury. He will have an MRI today.
Prior to the game I caught up with the parents of our Head Athletic Trainer Jeff Tanaka. They are so proud of their son as we all are. Jeff does a fantastic job for the organization.
Up Next: At Portland Friday.
24 SECONDS NBA NEWS AND NOTES:
Los Angeles Lakers 114, New Orleans 110: Anthony Davis returned to NOLA for the first time since being traded and erupted for 41 points and 9 rebounds as the Lakers improved to a league-best 16-2. LeBron James became the fourth player in NBA history to reach 33,000 career points. James joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone & Kobe Bryant.
Milwaukee 111, Atlanta 102: Giannis Antetokounmpo with a 30-10 game. Khris Middleton returned for the first time since November 10 scoring 16 points. The Bucks have won nine straight.
Toronto 126, New York 98: No one is talking about the Raps but they should. Toronto improved to 13-4. The Raps improved to 8-0 at home. Pascal Siakam is a lock for an All-Star roster. He had 31.
Boston 121, Brooklyn 110: Kemba Walker scored a season-high 39 points. The Celtics are 7-0 at home.
Indiana 121, Utah 102: The Pacers have won four straight. Domantas Sabonis registered his 12th double-double of the season.
Charlotte 102, Detroit 101: The Hornets won their eighth straight over the Pistons. The Hornets haven't lost to the Pistons since the 2017-18 season. Devonte' Graham poured in 16 points and dished out a career-high 15 assists.
Orlando 116, Cleveland 104: Evan Fournier scored a season-high 30 points. The Magic posted its first road win of the season.
Philadelphia 97, Sacramento 91: Joel Embiid who went scoreless against the Raps in the 76ers previous game took it out on the Kings with a 33-16 performance.
Houston 117, Miami 108: James Harden with 34 points. The Rockets ended a three-game slide.
Minnesota 113, San Antonio 101: Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns combined for 49 points. The T-Wolves had lost 11 straight games in San Antonio. The Spurs have lost 12 of their last 14 games.
Los Angeles 121, Memphis 119: Jonas Valanciunas had a monster game of 30 points and 16 rebounds but LAC improved to 13-5. Montrezl Harrell tip-in with 2.3 seconds won it for LAC. The Clippers have won seven straight. Memphis has lost five in a row.
Washington 140, Phoenix 132: Bradley Beal scored 35 points as the Wizards shot 57% from the floor. The Suns fell under.500 for the first time this season.
Portland 136, Oklahoma City 119: Hassan Whiteside with a 22-16 game. Carmelo Anthony shot 9-of-11 (81.8%), the highest FG percentage in a game in his career. That's out of 1,067 games in which he took at least 2 shots.
Always a pleasure.