The Chicago Bulls came out flat against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland on Monday, and they were unable to find their energy the entire night. The end result was a 99-91 win for the Warriors in a game that likely wasn't as close as the final score. The Bulls were out-scored in every quarter but the fourth -- when the game was barely in jeopardy. Chicago drops to 1-1 with the loss.
Chicago's stellar defense had no answer for the Warriors' Big Three: Monta Ellis, Stephen Curry, and David Lee each went off. Ellis led the way with 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting and also added seven assists. Lee had 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting, while Curry scored 21 on 7-of-12 shooting.
The Bulls were led by Luol Deng, who finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds on 10-of-15 shooting. Carlos Boozer was atrocious, finishing with just six points and getting bullied throughout by Lee. Derrick Rose wasn't much better: just 13 points and eight assists on 4-of-17 shooting.
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