With a National Basketball Association championship in their back pocket, the Golden State Warriors never feel as though they're out of a game. Teams either must concede room for a Curry 3-pointer, a mismatched switch, or a driving Green in space with which to work. "Because all you're doing now is thinking about one game, which you have to do anyway".
They notched their 26th straight regular-season home win - a run stretching back to a loss to the Bulls last January the 27th.
"We battled them the whole game", Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said.
"When we were up by 10 points with six minutes left, we have to find a way to win the game".
When the Clippers fought back to lead by 10 after seeing their lead reduced to 96-95, it appeared they might get the Warriors in this one.
Clippers point-guard Chris Paul, who was back after missing two games through injury, dazzled in the first quarter with 18 points, hitting all seven of his shots as reigning MVP Stephen Curry struggled to ignite the Warriors' offence.
Barnes put together two of his best games of the season in the last two, totaling 41 points and 16 rebounds while going 6-of-11 from 3-point range. "When it's winning time, it's incredible how well our guys rise to the occasion and bring home the win".
Rondo finished the game with 14 points, 18 assists and nine rebounds.
Anderson Varejao, who came off the bench to score nine points, helped Cleveland build the lead to 97-84.
Similar to their game on Wednesday, the Bulls picked up the pace on offense against the Golden State Warriors.
Five minutes before the final buzzer, shooting guard Klay Thompson whiffed a three with four seconds on the shot clock, rebounded by Chicago, followed with a steal from point guard Stephen Curry. They even are drawing humility from the Clippers. "So Harrison and Draymond would get exhausted and eventually it would catch up with us".
Clipper star forward Blake Griffin said of the Warriors: "I wouldn't call this a rivalry".
The Golden State Warriors face the Denver Nuggets tomorrow, Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday and Phoenix Suns on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 40.9 percent from beyond the arc and are getting 83.6 points from their starting unit.