Extra Pass: Warriors, Bulls aim to get back on track

Published January 14, 2022, 4:40 PMRenee Ticzon

The Warriors and Bulls are hoping to bounce back from tough losses when they go at it tomorrow on NBA TV Philippines (available via Smart GigaPlay app).

The Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls will clash tomorrow live at 8:30 AM on NBA TV Philippines (available via the Smart GigaPlay app or Cignal TV).

The Warriors have been in a slump lately, and Steph Curry’s numbers have dipped. Though he’s still had crazy scoring nights like when he dropped 46 points over the Memphis Grizzlies, he’s also had absolute droughts—scoring just nine against the Miami Heat and only 12 in the tough loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

There was hope that Klay Thompson’s return would turn things around for the Warriors, but it hasn’t translated to all wins. And in their last outing, Golden State shouldn’t have taken a beatdown from the defending champs with what they’ve been showing all season long.

What’s good about the Warriors is their ability to adjust to the situation. Guys like Kevon Looney, Jordan Poole, and Andrew Wiggins continue to improve every single game. Plus, Draymond Green, who is nursing a calf injury, is expected to return for the final two games of the Warriors’ road trip, including the game against the Bulls. Dubs fans should be excited to see their Big 3 on the court at the same time to put Golden State back on track.

Chicago, meanwhile, has been struggling as of late as well.

After a nine-game win streak, the Bulls lost two of their next three games, coming at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets.

Bulls stars Zach Lavine and DeMar DeRozan have been the two key guys carrying the offense but they will need all the help they can get against the Warriors. 

Lavine and DeRozan can only do so much every game but if the Bulls can get solid performances from Lonzo Ball (12.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5.1 assists) and Nikola Vucevic (capable of delivering double-doubles each game) as well, they might be able to overcome Golden State’s firepower and bounce back with a win.