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Game Thread: Chicago Bulls @ Warriors 2007-02-09
Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:29 pm
Chicago Bulls (28-21
) @ Golden State Warriors (23-27
Start time 7:30 PM PST @ The Oracle
Probable starters for the Golden State Warriors
PG - Sarunas Jasikevicius
SG - Mickael Pietrus
SF - Stephen Jackson
PF - Al Harrington
C - Andris Biedrins
Probable starters for the Chicago Bulls
PG - Kirk Hinrich
SG - Ben Gordon
SF - Luol Deng
PF - P.J. Brown
C - Ben Wallace
Team leaders this season
PPG - B. Davis (20.7
) | B. Gordon (21.3
RPG - A. Biedrins (9.6
) | B. Wallace (10.0
APG - B. Davis (8.7
) | K. Hinrich (6.3
SPG - B. Davis (2.0
) | B. Wallace (1.5
BPG - A. Biedrins (2.0
) | B. Wallace (2.1
Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:53 pm
It is a home game but the team is not at full strength.
Bulls by 10
Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:07 pm
Its February, should be able to grab momentum with the home crowd, time to really make our playoff push.... but.... its the Warriors.
Bulls by 15
Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:30 pm
Oooh, ESPN? Hope we get Hubie Brown as commentator.
Warriors are hurtin'. I say a bounce back game is in order, especially since they're back home. Wow, it seems as if it's been forever since I've seen the Oracle on television.
Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:16 pm
they need to start winning games, at least they arent too far back in the playoff chase, but they can start slipping very easily
Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:53 pm
Ws in a surprising laugher, getting the bulls on the back-end of a back to back - by 17
Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:24 am
I like the Bulls. Actually, if healthy, they're my pick to win the east ... I don't think we'll take this one.
Bulls by 7.
Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:52 am
I'm optimist - Warriors by 2, if Jackson and Harrington will shoot with better percent
Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:17 am
This is a dangerous game. Skiles uses his entire bench, just like Nelly. The Bulls play pretty close to the Warriors' style, except with more rebounding and better defense.
I can't see Golden State winning this one. Bulls by 9.
Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:40 pm
The Bulls will whop on the W's tommorrow night!!! They are more athletic and aggressive!!!
The W's don't have a chance tomm night!!!
Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:09 am
This will be a true test of two differing styles of play. The Warriors will want to push the tempo while the Bulls would prefer this to be a half court game.
I think the Warriors will win tonight and here is why:
1. The Bulls are coming off back to backs and looked horrible against the Kings last night. 77 points scored.
2. The Bulls struggle about as bad on the road as the Warriors do.
3. After finishing the long road trip, the Warriors will be ready to play at home in front of their fans for the first time in 13 days. That will be motivation in and off itself.
4. The Bulls have NO inside presence to score the ball. While Ben Wallace is a good rebounder his inside scoring is not there. That being said, the Warriors should be able to play honest man-to-man defense on the shooters and slashers like Ben Gordon and Luol Deng.
5. Both of these teams are jump shooting teams. Neither has much on the inside although I would give the offensive edge to the Warriors with Biedrins and Harrington. If a game comes down to jump shooting, I like the home team because of familiarity with the floor and the home crowd.
One other note, this game will be nationally televised on ESPN. Let's hope the Warriors can show the nation what they are all about in a good way! Warriors by eleven tonight.
Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:51 am
Great information, Tom!
Makes the game a lot more anticipated, for me.
Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:03 am
xBayAreaWarriorx wrote:Oooh, ESPN? Hope we get Hubie Brown as commentator.
I hope we get Bill Walton. This guy is just hilarious to listen to. If you take him too seriously, he will drive you nuts. If you take him for pure entertainment purposes as I do, he is great.
Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:06 pm
Ive been looking towards this game for a while. ESPN, new guys, Oracle arena, the Bulls...
But Baron is down which sucks.
I'll say Bulls by 4. Warriors with a great run at the end by cant finish it (what else is new)????
Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:15 pm
It was kind of strange watching the Kings and Bulls last night on TV. The ball was moving around on both sides at an incredible pace, but neither team could hit open shots. I was very impressed however at the frenzied ball movement, around the horn, in to out and some great passing and driving along the baseline. I wish the Warriors could try to play more like this, but hit their open shots of course.