Jan 25, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls shooting guard Kirk Hinrich (12) is defended by Golden State Warriors point guard Jarrett Jack (2) during the second quarter at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Warriors Close Homestand Against Bulls: Game Preview

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Despite the rumors that Derrick Rose will step foot on the court, it’s not going to happen. Head coach of the Bulls Tom Thibodeau already said that it’s unlikely that Rose will be back tonight. This meant that the Warriors will catch a break. Not that they haven’t been able to defend him in the past, but they’re still looking to get things going before heading out on a three game road trip which is crucial for their season. Here are some of the things they’re going to have to do if they want to win this game.

Key of the Game:

Get on the Glass: The Warriors have been one of the best rebounding teams in the league this year, and they’re not going to stop. Now that they have a semi-healthy front-court, the Warriors are doing some heavy damage on the boards. The Bulls are a decent three point shooting team, but aren’t renowned for making a lot in bundles. If the Warriors rebound the misses, keeping Joakim Noah off the glass, they’ll have a great game.

Game Predictions:

Matchup to Watch: Bogut vs Noah

Players to Watch: Joakim Noah, Stephen Curry, Derrick Rose?

Leading Scorer: Stephen Curry

Winner: Warriors take it in the 4th

Probable Lineups:

1. Curry vs Robinson/Rose?

2. Thompson vs Hamilton

3. Barnes vs Deng

4. Lee vs Boozer

5. Bogut vs Noah

 

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