Credit: USA Today Sports – Scanpix
Credit USA Today Sports – Scanpix

Stephen Curry connected on nine 3-pointers and scored 40 points Friday night as the Golden State Warriors (11-1) completed a franchise-record-tying, eight-game homestand with a 119-93 (23-29, 28-16, 35-17, 33-31) blowout win over the Chicago Bulls (8-4) in San Francisco.

Player of the Game
Stephen  Curry
EFF
35
Stephen Curry
Points 40
Accuracy 15-24
Rebounds 4
Assists 5

Andrew Wiggins had 15 points, Kevon Looney grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds and Draymond Green turned in another strong all-around game for the Warriors, who opened their 16-day homestand with a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies before rattling off seven straight wins.

Zach LaVine had 23 points and DeMar DeRozan 18 for the Bulls, who began a five-game trip without Nikola Vucevic after the big man tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week.

Attempting to extend a two-game winning streak, the Bulls came out firing, going up 24-14 on the second of consecutive 3-pointers by Ayo Dosunmu.

However, the Warriors tightened the defensive screws at that point, limiting Chicago to five points over the remaining 3:18 of the period, then to a total of just 33 points in the middle two quarters while taking command.

Curry, who had a 50-point game Monday against the Atlanta Hawks, connected on nine of his 17 3-point attempts and 15 of 24 shots in all. He also had five assists and four rebounds in 34 minutes.

The 40-point game was the 52nd of his career. Curry has made nine or more 3-pointers 36 times, an NBA record. James Harden and Damian Lillard are tied for the second-most such games in NBA history with nine.

Jordan Poole chipped in with 14 points, while Green, who had been questionable for the game with a bruised right thigh, contributed nine points, nine rebounds and a game-high seven assists.

Gary Payton II had three of Golden State's 15 steals to complement eight points and five rebounds.

En route to its NBA-best 11th win in 12 games, Golden State shot 15-for-46 (32.6 percent) from 3-point range, outscoring the visitors 45-24 from beyond the arc. Chicago made just eight of its 27 3-point attempts.

LaVine had two 3-pointers on four attempts, but teammates Lonzo Ball and DeRozan combined to go just 2-for-10 from beyond the arc.

Ball finished with five points, three rebounds, three assists and a game-high four steals.

Golden State Warriors: Stephen Curry 40 (15/24 FG, 9/17 3-POINT SHOTS, 4 REB, 5 AST, 6 TO), Andrew Wiggins 15 (5/15 FG, 7 REB), Jordan Poole 14 (5/12 FG, 4 TO, 3 ST), Draymond Green 9 (9 REB, 7 AST).

Chicago Bulls: Zach LaVine 23 (10/17 FG, 6 REB, 7 TO), DeMar DeRozan 18 (4/13 FG, 9/10 FT, 5 AST), Alize Johnson 9 (7 REB), Derrick Jones 9 (6 REB).

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Golden State Warriors
Chicago Bulls
48%
45/93
Field goals
44%
34/78
55
Rebounds
44
27
Assists
18
15
Steals
9
15
Fouls
16
88%
14/16
Free throws
77%
17/22

Best players

Stephen  Curry
40 PTS
15/24 FG
1/1 FT
Zach  LaVine
23 PTS
10/17 FG
1/2 FT
Kevon  Looney
10 REB
7 DREB
3 OREB
Alize  Johnson
7 REB
4 DREB
3 OREB
Draymond  Green
7 As
2 TO
28 MIN
Chicago Bulls
Few players
5 As
Stephen  Curry
35 EFF
86% 2P%
53% 3P%
Derrick  Jones
15 EFF
100% 2P%
100% 3P%