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Saturday, January 15, 2022 1:00 am

NBA

Warriors dominate Bulls

Associated Press

CHICAGO Andrew Wiggins scored 21 points, Stephen Curry added 19 and the Golden State Warriors rolled to their most lopsided win of the season, dominating the Chicago Bulls 138-96 on Friday night.

Rookie Jonathan Kuminga finished with 25 points, and Jordan Poole scored 22.

The Warriors broke out of their rut in a huge way, pulling away early after dropping four of five. It was just the sort of breather they needed coming off a lopsided loss at defending champion Milwaukee the previous night.

The Bulls lost star Zach LaVine to a left knee injury in the opening minutes. They got booed off the court trailing 78-47 at halftime and wound up with their worst loss this season.

Nikola Vucevic had 19 points and 14 rebounds for Chicago. Coby White added 20 points, and DeMar DeRozan scored 17.

Things took an alarming turn for the Bulls when LaVine walked gingerly toward the locker room with 8:28 left in the first quarter. The All-Star and Olympic gold medalist never went to the ground.

SUNS 112, PACERS 94: In Indianapolis, Devin Booker scored 35 points, and Deandre Ayton had 27 points and 12 rebounds to lead NBA-leading Phoenix.

Chris Paul added 12 points and nine assist for the Suns. The Suns finished the first half of the season 32-9, their second-best record in franchise history through the first 41 games.

Justin Holiday scored 25 points for Indiana. Caris LeVert had 20, and Domantas Sabonis added 14 points and 14 rebounds. The Pacers have lost three in a row and nine of 10.

PISTONS 103, RAPTORS 87: In Detroit, Trey Lyles scored 21 points, Cade Cunningham and Hamidou Diallo each added 18 to lead Detroit.

The Pistons are 5-3 in 2022 after finishing 2021 with 18 losses in their last 19 games.

Josh Jackson had 13 points off the bench as the Pistons held Toronto to 32.2% shooting. With three starters spending much of the night in foul trouble, Lyles and Jackson came off the bench to play an important role in the win.

Fred VanVleet had 24 points and 10 assists for Toronto, but he shot 6 for 21 from the floor.

Pascal Siakam added 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Raptors, who have lost two straight after winning six in a row.


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