OAKLAND, Calif. (CBS) — Derrick Rose had a poor night and scored only 13 points for the Bulls Monday, as they lost 99-91 to the Golden State Warriors.
The Warriors’ Stephen Curry had 21 points and 10 assists, and played a stifling defense on Rose most of the night to seal the Bulls’ defeat.
The Warriors’ Monta Ellis also added 26 points and seven assists, David Lee had 22 points and seven rebounds, and Dominic McGuire made three free throws in the final 47 seconds.
Rose went 4 of 17 from the floor and missed badly on a pair of 3-pointers in the final moments, including an airball with 25 seconds left.
Luol Deng, whose block of Kobe Bryant as time expired sealed the Bulls’ season-opening 88-87 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls. They trailed by as much as 19 before making a late surge to get within 96-91 with 36 seconds remaining.
The Bulls, who are in the midst of a season-opening, four-game road trip, have lost nine of their last 10 games in Oakland.
“We let them get easy looks,” Rose said. “In the first quarter, we’ve got to find a way to stop people. Guys that we know can score the ball, they’re getting too many easy looks.”
Ellis, held to 15 in the season-opening loss to the Clippers, got the Warriors going with 13 points in the first quarter but it was Curry who provided the biggest lift.
He scored 12 straight points and drove past three Bulls defenders in the key to cap a 16-5 run and give Golden State a 46-27 lead. Curry also shadowed Rose and helped hold him to seven points in the first half.
Rose, who hit the game-winner in the Bulls 88-87 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, took only three shots in the first quarter when the Bulls committed eight turnovers.
The Warriors increased their lead to 17 after three before the Bulls made their late push to get within 93-85 with 1:44 left.
Kyle Korver made a pair of 3-pointers in a 14-second span to pull the Bulls within 96-91, but they couldn’t get closer.
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