Too bad the Warriors can't play the Bulls every night.
In their latest outing, the Warriors beat Chicago 100-98, sweeping the season series against Chicago while avoiding a winless five-game road trip.
After Warriors coach Steve Kerr lamented his team's uninspired play, Golden State put together its best effort in nearly a week.
The Warriors aren't going to beat most teams on talent like recent years. In order to have a chance on a nightly basis, they'll have to play as hard as they did Friday night at United Center.
Here are the takeaways:
In the days leading up Chicago, Kerr was critical of his team's hustle and spirit. Against the Bulls, the Warriors got the hint, highlighted by a 16-5 run to start the second quarter. Golden State shot 57 percent from the field in the frame, helping the team get within one point at halftime.
Similar efforts were littered throughout the game. When the Bulls went up seven, the Warriors went on a 14-5 run to take a brief lead. Eric Paschall continued his stellar rookie season, scoring 13 points, adding three rebounds and two assists.
As they grow, the Warriors will continue to learn lessons during their transition. The one constant will have to be the effort they showed Friday.
Too many miscues
Golden State's response to Kerr's demand would've been smoother with better control of the basketball. The Warriors committed 11 of their game-high 19 turnovers in the first half.
Entering Friday, Chicago was among the stingiest teams in the league, forcing 18 turnovers per game.
Turnovers are a function of undisciplined play. The Warriors' youth was on display, and they were fortunate to get the win.
Robinson drilling III's
In a game the Warriors needed an extra scoring punch, they got it from Robinson, who scored 20 points, including two 3-pointers. After struggling at the beginning of the season, Robinson has come alive in recent games.
Over his last eight outings, he's averaging 13.6 points while shooting 41.4 percent from 3-point range.
If Robinson can keep this up, he will force his way into Golden State's future plans.
Warriors takeaways: What we learned in inspiring 100-98 win over Bulls originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area