While the NBA news cycle is dominated by problems in Cleveland again, trade rumors, Lavar Ball and the infamous locker incident between the Clippers and Rockets, the Warriors are quietly back to playing at their dynastic level.
In spite of recent nagging injuries to all four of their stars, they won their 14th straight road game in Chicago on Wednesday night 119-112, tying a franchise record.
Warriors matched the longest road win streak in team history with their 14th straight win.
They also matched the third-longest single-season road win streak in NBA history pic.twitter.com/5oBlAM5ehl
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 18, 2018
The Splash Brothers carried the Warriors to the victory against a very pesky Bulls team, as Klay Thompson had a season high 38 points and Steph Curry added 30.
There was one negative for this win though as rookie sensation Jordan Bell injured his ankle on the very first play trying to defend a dunk attempt by Robin Lopez.
Jordan Bell comes down awkwardly on his extended leg. Seems to be in a lot of pain. Not good news for the Warriors. pic.twitter.com/yjdFSNGhlb
— Warriors Talk (@JaeAzizi) January 18, 2018
Bell was taken out in a wheelchair and the severity of the injury is not yet known.
At 37-9, the Warriors have the league greatest record yet again and seem to be positioning themselves to have home court throughout the NBA Playoffs as they have for the past three seasons.
The Warriors have a chance to set a new franchise record in a showdown with the western conference’s second best team, the Houston Rockets.