Recapping the Golden State Warriors’ Last 5 Games

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Dec 6, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) and Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson (22) fight for the ball during the second half at the United Center. The Warriors won 112-102. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Game 3

Two days later, it was on to the United Center to play the Chicago Bulls.  On the road against a very tough team (who have had the Warriors’ number in recent years), this game would be a test of how Golden State measures up against an elite opponent.

The Warriors passed the test.

The night belonged to Green, who knocked down seven of his 13 three-point attempts on the way to 31 points.  He also grabbed seven boards, three assists and was a force on the defensive end as well, stealing four balls and blocking three shots.

Golden State built a 12-point lead by halftime, but the Bulls responded with a strong third quarter, taking a one-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Once again, when it came down to crunch time, it was all Warriors.   Thompson and Green hit back-to-back three-pointers to give the Warriors an eight-point lead with about six minutes to go.  A few minutes later, Green nailed another three followed by a jumper, and the Dubs extended the lead to 13.

Chicago made one last push of their own, cutting the lead down to seven, but the Warriors were able to hang on for a 112-102 victory. This marked the Warriors’ 12th straight win, as they improved their record to an amazing 17-2 to start the season.

The victory put Kerr one step closer to NBA history, moving him within one game of Al Cervi, the Syracuse Nationals Coach who went 18-2 before losing in 1949.

Talking about his team, Kerr had this to say:

"“They’re easy to coach. They’re really talented. They’re unselfish,” Kerr said. “I’m just lucky.”"

Curry finished with 24 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and Thompson had a solid all-around game as well, adding 19 points, five rebounds and five assists of his own.

This latest victory made the term “Road Warriors” all too relevant for Golden State, giving them an NBA best record of 10-1 on the road.