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Bulls Topple Warriors

Nikola Vucevic matched a career high with 43 points and the Chicago Bulls snapped an 11-game losing streak against Golden State, beating the Warriors 132-118 on Sunday


Vucevic last scored 43 points on Feb. 2, 2021, against the Bulls as a member of the Orlando Magic.


Chicago beat Golden State for the first time since March 2, 2017.


Zach LaVine added 27 points despite shooting 1 for 8 from 3-point range as the Bulls (20-24) snapped a three-game losing streak. They won without leading scorer DeMar DeRozan, who missed his third consecutive game due to a right quad strain.


Klay Thompson scored 26 points and Stephen Curry added 20 for Golden State (21-22), which has dropped four of its last five games. The Warriors committed 23 turnovers that led to 31 points.


Vucevic shot 18 for 31 overall, including five 3-pointers. He hit consecutive 3's that gave the Bulls a 100-88 lead less than two minutes into the fourth quarter.


The Bulls withstood a 42-point second quarter by the Warriors, who used a 19-5 spurt to take a 62-59 lead at halftime. It was the eighth time this season the Warriors scored at least 40 points in a quarter.


DaMar DeRozan's injury isn't considered a long-term ailment, and the next three days off could help him return as soon as Thursday, coach Billy Donovan said.


The Bulls face Detroit Pistons on Thursday at Paris.

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