The Golden State Warriors crushed the Bulls with a “worldwide third round”, bringing back beautiful memories for fans

It’s been a long time since the Golden State Warriors had a good match like today, overcoming the Chicago Bulls 140-131 with a very familiar winning formula.

After a series of difficult matches and receiving a lot of criticism at home, the Golden State Warriors went on the road to visit for 5 consecutive matches with the hope that the change in environment will bring a new breeze to them.

This seemingly fragile and unfounded hope brought what the Warriors desperately needed, which was a victory. Not only did they surpass the team in good form, the Chicago Bulls (undefeated in 3 matches before meeting the Warriors), Stephen Curry and his teammates also brought an extremely familiar image.
The Chicago Bulls, with their 3-match unbeaten record, created an exciting competition with the Golden State Warriors on the morning of January 13.

During their time dominating the NBA, the Golden State Warriors were famous for their “world-wide third round”, referring to the fact that they always exploded after the break to knock out their opponents.

Today when traveling to Chicago, this winning formula reappeared when Stephen Curry and his teammates scored 48 points in the third quarter (half score 48-20), creating one of the outstanding quarters. their best since the beginning of the season.

These 12 minutes were the turning point in the match when Golden State went from being 15 points behind to becoming the team leading by 15 points (110-95). Klay Thompson was the star of this half with 5 successful 3-pointers.


DeMar DeRozan (left) and Klay Thompson had an eye-catching “shootout” in this match

In the final round, the two teams fought back and forth. This was also the time when Stephen Curry shined brightly with 15 points scored (5-9 FG), leading the Warriors to a 140-131 victory.

Both Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson got off to a slow start in this match, missing 10 of their first 11 shots before exploding in the final two rounds.

While “Splash Brother” was silent, Golden State had the excellence of Andrew Wiggins and Jonathan Kuminga to maintain the pursuit and not let the match slip out of reach.
Andrew Wiggins (pictured) and Jonathan Kuminga did everything they could to keep the Warriors in the hunt in the first two rounds, creating a foundation for Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry to shine in the final two rounds.

Klay Thompson had one of the best performances of the season for the Warriors, scoring 30 points, 7 successful 3-pointers (7-15 3PT) along with 6 rebounds and 6 assists.

Stephen Curry returned perfectly in the fourth quarter after having only 3-15 FGs in the first three quarters, finishing the game with 27 points and 9 assists. In the fourth quarter alone, the “chef” scored 15 points with 5-9 FG.

Jonathan Kuminga had 24 points with 9-12 FG. Next to him is Andrew Wiggins with 17 points, 8 assists, 1 steal and 1 block. Bigman Dario Saric contributed another 12 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.
Klay Thompson threw in 7 3-pointers, reaching 30 PTS in this match


Golden State’s entire team only had 3 turnovers all game, shot 20 3-pointers and had 39¬†assists in a total of 49 successful shots. These are typical stats of the Warriors at their peak, something they have rarely shown this season.

On the other side of the front line, the Chicago Bulls played not bad with 58.1% FG and shot 18 3-pointers. DeMar DeRozan shined with 39 points this match (15-21 FG, 71%). Coby White and Zach LaVine each contributed 25 points and 7 assists.

Unfortunately, the home team made more mistakes in deploying the ball with 12 TOs. Plus, losing the match in the third quarter prevented Chicago from extending its unbeaten run.
The Golden State Warriors held the ball well and made fewer mistakes than the Chicago Bulls, two main factors that helped them win away from home today.

This result helps the Golden State Warriors rediscover joy after a series of bad home matches, starting their long away trip on the right foot.

The next opponent for Curry and his teammates will be the Milwaukee Bucks, creating a heroic battle for the 2021 and 2022 NBA champions. This match will take place at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow, January 14.