Chicago Bulls’ starting point guard Kirk Hinrich had his best game of the season on Friday against the Golden State Warriors. In a game that the Bulls controlled from the start, the team left the United Center with a 103 to 87 victory over the Warriors.
Hinrich was the top performer for the Bulls on Friday night. Hinrich scored a season high 25 points against the Warriors while going 8 for 11 from the field. Richard Hamilton was the only player in the Bulls’ starting five to not score in the double digits. Carlos Boozer collected another double-double by scoring 15 points to go along with 13 assists. Joakim Noah had a double-double of his own by scoring 14 points while gathering 16 rebounds. Jimmy Butler, who replaced the injured Luol Deng in the starting lineup, scored 16 points while compiling 12 rebounds. Nate Robinson had a strong game off the bench for the Bulls as the guard scored 22 points.
For the Warriors, David Lee and Stephen Curry had little help from their teammates. Lee scored 23 points while Curry scored 21 points. The rest of the starting five for the Warriors scored a combined 14 points. Jarrett Jack scored 11 points for the Warriors while playing 27 minutes.
The Bulls’ record now stands at 26-16 (14-11 at home), and the team currently is the third seed in the eastern conference. The Bulls will go on the road Saturday night to face the Washington Wizards.