The Bulls vs. Warriors live stream and televised 2015 NBA matchup arrives as part of a Friday doubleheader on national TV. Golden State has started off the season at a red hot 13-0, eclipsing the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls squad which began at a pace of 11-2. On Friday, the newest version of the Chicago squad will be in town against the reigning champions. With the Warriors coming off a ferocious comeback win over the Clippers, will they have any steam left to grab win No. 14? The NBA live streaming and televised game coverage arrives via ESPN networks.
On Nov. 20, Sports Illustrated reported that injury-prone point guard Derrick Rose will not participate in Friday night’s game against the Warriors. The Bulls announced on Friday afternoon that Rose would sit out tonight’s game due to an ankle injury, even though he participated in part of the team’s shootaround. Rose apparently tweaked the ankle in the Bulls’ 96-95 win against the Indiana Pacers this past Monday, and had to leave late in the fourth quarter. Also out tonight is backup guard Aaron Brooks, who has a hamstring injury.
That means E-Twaun Moore and Kirk Hinrich will both be on the court to try to shut down the league’s leading scorer. Golden State Warriors guard and reigning NBA MVP, Stephen Curry, currently leads all players with an average of 34.2 points per game. Thursday night saw another impressive performance by Curry as he torched the Los Angeles Clippers for 40 points in a 124-117 victory. It appeared the Warriors’ perfect record was in trouble as they trailed by as much as 23 points in the first half, but still managed to make the furious comeback.
Golden State will be a nine point favorite at home tonight, even though they’re playing in a back-to-back situation. The moneyline has them priced at -430 with the Bulls as +345 underdogs. Tonight’s points total is at 209, a mark which is interesting to consider since Rose is out, and the Warriors could be somewhat tired from last night’s game. By the way, for bettors who believe this team has what it takes to repeat, Golden State is currently at 12 to 5 odds to win it all on the NBA title future odds list.
Friday night’s Bulls vs. Warriors live game coverage starts at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time as the second of the doubleheader games. Live TV coverage comes via ESPN around the United States, with cable and satellite customers also able to watch live streaming feeds. To watch live online, customers of participating providers will need to log into the WatchESPN/ESPN3 website or mobile apps. There’s also live audio commentary available for Sirius XM subscribers on radio channel 207, or Internet channels 207 and 884, for home and away team coverage.