While the slumping Chicago Bulls still sit comfortably in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, they didn't look anything like a contender their last time out.
Things aren't about to get any easier with a visit to the Bay.
The Bulls look to snap their longest road losing streak in three seasons Friday night against the Golden State Warriors, who have dominated this series at home.
Averaging 92.1 points to rank 29th in the league, Chicago (35-29) has been limited to an even uglier 81.4 during a five-game skid in opposing arenas. The Bulls appeared to hit rock bottom Wednesday in a 121-79 rout at Sacramento, dropping to 6-11 since Feb. 4.
Chicago, which hasn't lost six straight on the road since Feb. 22-March 17, 2010, was atop the Central Division and 2 1/2 games out of first place in the East before sputtering. It's now tied for fifth with Boston and Atlanta, but seems assured of making the playoffs with a 10 1/2-game lead over ninth-place Toronto.
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