Pre-Gamin': Bulls at Warriors (9:00 CT) – Broadcast Info, Projected Lineups, What to Watch For

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Pre-Gamin’: Bulls at Warriors (9:00 CT) – Broadcast Info, Projected Lineups, What to Watch For

Chicago Bulls

If Devin Booker can put up 50+ … what can Steph Curry do?

*shivers*

Game Info

Chicago Bulls (9-12) at Golden State Warriors (11-11) – 9:00 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago, ESPN, and 670 The Score (Radio)

Projected Starters

Chicago Bulls

1. Alex Caruso
2. Zach LaVine
3. DeMar DeRozan
4. Javonte Green
5. Nikola Vučević

Injury Report: Lonzo Ball OUT (knee)

Golden State Warriors

1. Steph Curry
2. Klay Thompson
3. Andrew Wiggins
4. Draymond Green
5. Kevon Looney

Injury Report: Andre Igoudala OUT

Odds

The Bulls walk into tonight as -7 underdogs against the Warriors at PointsBet Illinois Sportsbook and at the FanDuel Illinois Sportsbook. Click on either link to sign up and pick the Bulls to cover (… or pick the opposite …)!

What to Watch For …

  • The Warriors may be off to an underwhelming start, but I think we all know they can’t be taken lightly. This team is still 9-1 on their home floor and receiving a signature Stephen Curry season. The sharpshooter is currently averaging 31.4 points per game with 7.0 assists and 6.7 rebounds. He’s shooting 43.6 percent from long range on 11 attempts per game, and he also happens to be finishing at the rim better than ever before. Good luck, Bulls!
  • If the Bulls do have the advantage anywhere on the floor tonight, it will be in the second unit. What’s held this Warriors team back has been their bench. This team’s second unit ranks dead last in net rating compared to a Bulls bench that sits top-5. In other words, this could be a massive game for the veteran smarts of Goran Dragic and Andre Drummond. If these two can dominate their minutes when Curry is off the floor, the Bulls might actually be able to keep this one close.
  • The Warriors also still happen to turn the ball over quite a lot, which has led to them bleeding the 2nd-most points off turnovers to their opponent each night. The Bulls happen to be at their best when they are poking the ball away and breaking out in transition, so perhaps this can be another way for them to keep this one closer than expected.
  • More thoughts on where the Bulls need to be better …


Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.