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Bulls/Warriors; NBA poster for January 14; 2022

Another great NBA lineup on the show this Friday night between 2 of the top 3 teams in the league; the Chicago Bulls and the Golden State Warriors; but with a very different style. Presentation of the NBA poster for the night of January 14; 2022.

The Chicago Bulls want to get back to cruising speed

Falling harder than you; this is what came out of last Wednesday’s post-game after the big loss conceded at home against the Brooklyn Nets (138-112). Go back to work; learn from your defeats and look forward. We must not forget that the Bulls team still lacks collective experience and that Vucevic; Ball; Caruso or DeRozan arrived in the city less than a year ago. In this context; already being the leader of the Eastern Conference in mid-January is a great performance that few would have imagined. With a record of 27 wins to 12 losses; the lights are still green.

The Golden State Warriors on the rough

The Warriors know their 1is season slack; with 4 losses conceded in 5 games; all away from San Francisco. A bad streak that made them lose the leadership of the Western Conference and the NBA. Nothing alarming at the moment. But Draymond Green is out for a few days with a calf problem; and the Warriors’ entire defense is falling apart. And from the offensive point of view; Stephen Curry is in great difficulty; with 8 games in a row under 50% shooting. Facts that will have to be settled in the coming weeks. And the last loss conceded last night on the floor of the reigning NBA champions; the Milwaukee Bucks; showed that the road was still long for the Warriors; despite the return of Klay Thompson.

DeRozan and Lavine need to do more

You can’t say DeMar DeRozan and Zach Lavine had a bad game against the Nets. With 19 and 22 points respectively; his contribution was certainly less productive than usual; but above all it was the impact that mattered the least. Too much pressure in this game? Hard to say. But against the Warriors; the Bulls will not be able to do without the great performances of their top scorers. It will also be necessary to give the ball more to the low post; so that Nikola Vucevic can weigh more in the game; especially in the absence of Draymond Green. A weak point of the Warriors that will have to be exploited to the maximum for the Bulls; although the 2 stars sometimes tend to forget to serve the Montenegrin inside.

Klay Thompson back; new rotations to be implemented

Limited to 20 minutes of playing time; Klay Thompson is impatient at the moment. Absent for more than 2 years; the Warriors shooter must pick up the pace; while being limited in the number of minutes he can play. His lack of direction is explained precisely by that lack of rhythm. Usually able to score without the need to dribble; Klay Thompson still doesn’t find the right moment to catch and shoot as he was the specialist. There are still 3 seasons left. Thompson undoubtedly needs time to recover; and he can count on his teammates; staff and fans to be patient with him.

While the return of Splash Brother is a blessing for the Warriors (he had set the record for successful 3-pointers in a game with 14 hits at the United Center in Chicago); and especially for the player; it is nonetheless necessary to find a collective balance rotation level. Players like Jordan Pool or Andrew Wiggins see their minutes and inning shots reduced; in favor of the All-Star; logically. But the conundrum is for Steve Kerr; who must solve the following equation: how to keep these players’ performance up there; while seeing their number of minutes and shots reduced. Even with the best will in the world; some players can’t be as productive as they are with less playing time; an adaptation that can take time within the Warriors’ workforce. But fans can trust Steve Kerr to find the right formula.

Previous meetings this season

On November 9; 2021: Golden State Warriors 119 – 93 Chicago Bulls

The statistical leaders of each team.

Points :

  • DeMar DeRozan (Bulls) 26.0 points
  • Stephen Curry (Warriors) 26.4 points

Bounce:

  • Nikola Vucevic (Bulls) 11.2 rebounds
  • Draymond Green (Warriors) 7.6 rebounds

assists:

  • Lonzo Ball (Bulls) 5.1 passes
  • Draymond Green (Warriors) 7.4 passes

The NBA Night Show (Friday; January 14; 2022)

Charlotte Hornets-Orlando Magic

Detroit Pistons-Toronto Raptors

Indiana Pacers – Phoenix Suns

Philadelphia 76ers – Boston Celtics

Chicago Bulls-Golden State Warriors

Miami Heat – Atlanta Falcons

San Antonio Spurs-Cleveland Cavaliers

Memphis Grizzlies vs Dallas Mavericks

Sacramento Kings-Houston Rockets

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