Off to their best start in 11 years, the surprising Golden State Warriors will try to end a four-game losing streak in Chicago when they visit the Bulls at the United Center.
With a 110-103 victory Tuesday over the Milwaukee Bucks, the Warriors are off to their best start since the 1994-95 team began the season 5-0. That team, which included current executive vice president of basketball operations Chris Mullin, finished 26-56.
Richardson had 23 points and 14 rebounds. Davis poured in 20 points with 15 assists, giving him 24 assists in two games after missing a game with a hamstring injury.
The Warriors converted 48.3 percent (13-of-27) of their 3-point shots, and their 35 3-pointers lead the league.
“We’re not going to live and die on that,” Warriors coach Mike Montgomery said of the long-range shooting. “But that’s who we are, we’re a pretty good shooting team.”
Chicago is looking to avoid its third loss in a row. The Bulls took the San Antonio Spurs to overtime Monday before falling to the defending NBA champions 104-95.
“We did a lot of good things,” Gordon said. “It’s just a pity we couldn’t finish it up.”
Chicago coach Scott Skiles may look to his bench for an offensive spark. In two games against Golden State last season, Othella Harrington shot 64.3 percent from the floor (9-for-14) and finished with 22 points.
The teams will wrap up the season series Monday in Oakland.
STANDINGS (through Nov. 8): Warriors - 1st place (tied), Pacific Division. Bulls - 5th place, 2 1/2 GB, Central Division.
TEAM LEADERS: Warriors - Richardson, 23.3 ppg; Murphy, 9 rpg; Davis, 8 apg. Bulls - Gordon, 17 ppg; Chandler, 10.3 rpg; Duhon, 9.3 apg.
SEASON SERIES: Tied, 1-1.
LAST MEETING: Jan. 10, Bulls, 94-85. Harrington scored a season-high 20 points and Hinrich had 14 and nine assists to lead Chicago, which won its fourth in a row. Speedy Claxton led the Warriors with 24 points.
ROAD/HOME RECORDS: Warriors - 1-0 on the road; Bulls - 1-1 at home.