IT took nine minutes for the Golden State Warriors to wipe away any danger of absorbing back-to-back losses.
Klay Thompson showed the way as the Warriors clobbered the Chicago Bulls, 123-92, on Wednesday in Oakland (Thursday, Manila time).
The injury-decimated Bulls managed to keep it close in the opening minutes before the Warriors kept them scoreless in four minutes, building a double-digit lead en route to their 43rd win in 51 games.
The game tied at 11, the Warriors scored 13 straight highlighted by back-to-back triples by Thompson, taking a 24-11 lead and were never threatened.
The Warriors got back on track after a loss to the Sacramento Kings, and have now gone 137 games without back-to-back losses.
The Bulls were without Jimmy Butler, who is nursing a right heel injury, and Dwyane Wade, out with an upper respiratory infection.
Thompson finished with 28 points.
Kevin Durant, coming off a 10-point outing where he shot 2 for 10, delivered 22 points this time, making 9 of 16 field goal attempts, with seven assists and three steals.
Steph Curry had 13 points, which was matched by JaVale McGee.
The Bulls absorbed their 26th loss in 52 games.
Robin Lopez had a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Taj Gibson scored 15 for the Bulls.