The Golden State Warriors are on the back end of back-to-back road games. The Chicago Bulls last played Monday at home against the Denver Nuggets. It’s safe to say the Bulls are the more rested team and it has shown through one quarter. After one quarter of play the Warriors are trailing the Bulls 34-20 thanks in large part to a slew of turnovers.
The Warriors have turned the ball over nine times, which the Bulls have turned into 16 points. Some may blame this on the Warriors being tired, and I’m sure that has something to do with it. However, many of the Warriors mistakes are mental errors that even a tired team should not make. If they want to get back in this game they’ll need to cut down on the mistakes and start forcing some more Bulls mistakes.
Heading into the game David Lee was a game-day scratch and that would figure to hurt the Warriors inside. They’re even in rebounds thus far but they definitely look like a tired team inside. It’s questionable whether David Lee’s presence would make that much of a difference in this type of game.