Following a dramatic last-minute win against the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas day, the Chicago Bulls are right back at it, this time at Golden State. It's the first of many back-to-back games in this lockout-shortened regular season.
While the Bulls had a successful opener, the Warriors proved no match for the LA Clippers, falling 105-86. Golden State led at the half, but the team's defense disappeared the rest of the way and the Clippers scored 64 points in the second half. It was too much for the Warriors, who received poor shooting performances from Stephen Curry (2-12 from the field) and Monta Ellis (6-19).
They'll need far better performances from those two to pull off an upset on Monday night. Chicago, meanwhile, should be looking to work out the kinks that led to a rough offensive effort in the second half of the Lakers game.
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