CHICAGO (AP) — Glenn Robinson III scored the go-ahead basket and finished with 20 points to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Chicago Bulls 100-98 on Friday night.
The Warriors beat the Bulls for the second time this season, their only victories in the last nine games. Golden State escaped when Zach Lavine missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds, and Draymond Green secured the rebound.
Alec Burks added 14 points, and Green had eight points, seven rebounds, and four assists.
Green tied it at 92 with a runner in the lane, and Willie Cauley-Stein had a layup to put the Warriors up 94-92 with 5:32 left.
Green found Cauley-Stein for an alley-oop dunk to put the Warriors up 97-94, but Lauri Markkanen answered with a 3 for the Bulls to tie it. After Green and LaVine both split a pair free throws, Green found Robinson for an alley-oop dunk to give the Warriors a 100-98 lead with 1:03 left.
Markkanen finished with 20 points and LaVine had 21. The Bulls had won two in a row.
Chicago’s Denzel Valentine was ejected with 7:50 left for his second technical. Valentine was jawing at the Wariors from the bench when he was issued his second technical. Valentine and Omari Spellman were given double technicals late in the third quarter. Valentine finished with 11 points off the bench. He scored eight points in the second half.
Bulls: F Otto Porter (bruised left foot) sat out a 14th consecutive game. He will wear a walking boot to hasten his recovery. Coach Jim Boylen said he did not have a setback. “Yeah, it’s very concerning. Obviously, he’s frustrated. We’re frustrated. I feel bad for him,” said Boylen. … There is no timetable for the return of F Chandler Hutchison (sprained right shoulder). … F Thaddeus Young (personal) was not available and is scheduled to rejoin the team in Miami on Sunday.
Warriors: Coach Steve Kerr praised fired Knicks coach David Fizdale. “I’m a big fan of David,” Kerr said. I got to know him over the years. He’s a helluva coach. As we know in the business, it’s (an) extremely fragile (position). Your job is is dependent on a lot of things.” Kerr passed up the Knicks’ job before taking the head job with the Warriors. On his decision not to accept Knicks’’ job: “If I had gone to New York, that (dismissal) would have been me like three years ago. I’m well aware of it. That’s just the way it goes. So I think I made the right choice.”
Warriors: Hosts Memphis on Monday night.
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