CHICAGO (AP) — Andrew Wiggins scored 21 points, Stephen Curry added 19 and the Golden State Warriors rolled to their most lopsided win of the season, dominating the Chicago Bulls 138-96 on Friday night.
Rookie Jonathan Kuminga finished with 25 points and Jordan Poole scored 22.
The Warriors broke free from their rut by pulling away in the early stages after dropping four out of five. After a disappointing loss to Milwaukee, the Warriors needed a breather.
The Bulls were without their star player Zach LaVine in the first minutes of the game after he suffered a left knee injury. They got booed off the court trailing 78-47 at halftime and wound up with their worst loss this season.
Wiggins scored 20 in the first half and shot 8 of 11 in the game. Curry shook off a slow start in a total turnaround for the Warriors after they trailed 77-38 at halftime in Milwaukee on Thursday.
Poole made five 3-pointers and made the Warriors look effortless, even though Klay Thompson was missing and Draymond green was not there.
Nikola Vucevic had 19 points and 14 rebounds for Chicago. Coby White added 20 points, and DeMar DeRozan scored 17.
But the Bulls lost for the third time in four games after winning nine straight to match their best streak since the end of the end of the 2010-11 regular season.
Things took an alarming turn for them when LaVine — who tore the ACL in his left knee playing for Minnesota in February 2017 — walked gingerly toward the locker room with 8: 28 left in the first quarter. The All-Star and Olympic medalist did not fall to the ground.
From there, it was all good for the Bulls.
After hanging with Kevin Durant and the Nets into the third quarter before Brooklyn blew them out two nights earlier, they