NBA Recap: Thunder Beat Bulls (Oklahoma City 97, Chicago 85) [Slideshow]

  on March 18 2014 2:59 PM
  • Streaking Kevin
    Kevint Durant scored 35 points and added 12 rebounds and 5 assists. This is the 32nd consecutive game that the OKC star has scored 25 points or more-- the longest streak in the NBA since Michael Jordan's 40-game streak in 1996-1997.
  • All-Around Russell
    Russell Westrbook only had 17 points but also had 9 rebounds and 9 assists for the Thunder, which has won three of their last four games.
  • Missed Double
    Joakim Noah couldn't get to a double-double on this night finishing with just 9 points with 12 rebounds. Serge Ibaka had 15 markers.
  • Neutralized
    The Bulls' bench had 32 points but the Thunder's reserves responded as well with 27 markers.
  • OKC's D
    The Thunder lost the offensive rebounding battle, 13-6 but contained Chicago to just 34.5 per cent from the field (29/84 FG)
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With the high-powered duo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, the Oklahoma City Thunder are known for their high-scoring games in delivering the wins this season.

Against the Chicago Bulls, they showed they can also slug it out against defensive-minded teams—and beat them on their own game. The Thunder beat the Bulls in a low-scoring affair, 97-85 on Monday night at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

OKC led by just two points at halftime, 47-45 but turned it up after the break to outscore the Bulls, 50 to 40 in the second half.

As expected, Durant (35 points) and Westbrook (17 points) led the team in scoring even as Serge Ibaka added 15 points.

View the slide show for more stats and facts on the Thunder-Bulls game.

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