Golden State Warriors vs. Chicago Bulls: Postgame Grades and Analysis for Bulls

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Golden State Warriors vs. Chicago Bulls: Postgame Grades and Analysis for Bulls
Cary Emondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bulls came into the game at 25-16, good for fourth place in the East and just three games behind the Miami Heat for the No. 1 seed.

Chicago dominated for most of the contest, winning the game 103-87. Big Macs for everybody! Fans of "Da Bulls," rejoice.

Strangely, the Bulls were just 13-11 at the United Center but an astounding 12-5 away from home, the best road mark in the NBA. Perhaps they should've asked the Golden State Warriors to play the game at a neutral site, but they did just fine on this night.

The Warriors have been one of the big surprises in the NBA. They've posted a 26-15 record, putting them in fifth place in the conference and six games out of first. But they've played .500 ball over their past 10 games and are just treading water right now.

David Lee made the All-Star team as a reserve, but some fans were disappointed that Stephen Curry got snubbed, as he's been even more valuable to the Warriors than the double-double machine that is Lee.

The Bulls put up 63 points in the first half of this one, which was their highest mark of the season. Golden State featured some Swiss-cheese defense and got badly outrebounded (56-37) despite the prowess of Lee on the boards.

Jimmy Butler continued to impress in place of the injured Luol Deng, while Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah were their usual potent selves. How about three players putting up a double-double before the end of the third quarter? Yes, please!

Kirk Hinrich was practically unable to miss a shot from long range, and Nate Robinson was irrepressible. All this was too much for Golden State to handle, and they left frigid Chicago hanging their heads.

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