Warriors’ Jonathan Kuminga drops 25 points to Bulls

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With Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Gary Payton II ruled out against the Chicago Bulls on the second straight day, the Golden State Warriors needed someone to take on the Eastern Conference’s top team.

In Chicago, Golden State’s first draft pick answered the bell.

Jonathan Kuminga had one of his best performances of his rookie campaign, scoring a game-high 25 points on an effective 10-of-12 shot from the floor to help lead the Warriors to an impressive road win over the Bulls , 138-96 .

In 26 minutes of play, Kuminga added three assists, three rebounds, three blocks and a steal. The 19-year-old finished with a +22 for the Warriors on Friday night.

On his way to double-digit nights in back-to-back games, Kuminga showed all his skills with athletic dunks and edge blocks, as well as a strong jumper from the outside.

In 30 games with the Warriors as a rookie, Kuminga has now posted double-digit scores in five games. Friday night was the second time he had scored more than 25 points and just one point off his career high of 26.

Here’s a look at some of the highlights from Kuminga’s performance on Friday night via @warriors on Twitter:

NBA Twitter reacts to Warriors’ rebounding win over Bulls behind rookie Jonathan Kuminga’s impressive performance

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