Warriors bring down Bulls

Reuters/The Sports Exchange

Posted at Feb 07 2014 05:42 PM | Updated as of Feb 08 2014 01:42 AM

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) on a fast break against the Chicago Bulls during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Chicago Bulls 102-87. Reuters

Point guard Stephen Curry poured in 34 points as the Golden State Warriors rallied from a 16-point first-half deficit to thump the Chicago Bulls, 102-87.

The Warriors (30-20) won for the third time in four games even though they faced the Bulls without center Andrew Bogut (sore shoulder) and power forward David Lee (sore shoulder and hip).

Golden State reached the 50-game mark with 30 wins, matching the record it compiled at the same point last season en route to the sixth seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

Curry scored 16 of his 34 points in the second quarter, rallying the Warriors into the lead.

The Bulls dropped to 24-25 as power forward Taj Gibson led Chicago with 26 points and 13 rebounds. (Editing by John O'Brien)