The Golden State Warriors Most Daunting Road Trip of the Steve Kerr Era

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Most experts expected the Bulls to be the worst team in the league and it looked like they were right in the beginning of the season. The Bulls started out 3-20, but have gone 12-7 since then. This coincides with the return of Nikola Mirotic, who was sidelined due to a fight with Bobby Portis. Portis punched Mirotic in practice, which caused facial fractures to Mirotic’s face.

Since Mirotic has returned, he is leading the Bulls in scoring and three-point shooting percentage. The Bulls are littered with young talent and tons of upside led by rookie Lauri Markkanen and Kris Dunn. Markkanen’s game is similar to a young Dirk Nowitzki, and Dunn is getting a second chance in Chicago and thriving.

Markkanen is averaging 15 points and eight rebounds per game while Dunn is scoring 14 points and dropping six assists. The Bulls have also gotten contributions from Denzel Valentine and former Warrior Justin Holliday.

The Bulls were embarrassed in their only other meeting against the Warriors, losing by 49 points, 143-94. The Warriors did not have either Durant or Green in that matchup, but this Bulls team is completely different with the addition of Mirotic. Zach LaVine should also be back for this game. More than likely, the Warriors will be at least 3-1 on this road trip going to Houston.