The Chicago Bulls may be without their best player, but they are still very, very good. On Thursday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder (who are very good in their own right) learned that the hard way. When it was all said and done the latter squad ultimately pulled out a 97-91 victory, however, it didn’t come easy.
Kevin Durant, who iced his one with a sweet little Dirk Nowitzki-esque fadeaway, finished with 24 points (11-of-19 shooting). Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka pitched in 16 points and 21 points, respectively. Five Thunder players finished in double figures.
On the other side, Luol Deng led all scorers with 27 points (11-of-21 shooting). Richard Hamilton and Kirk Hinrich pitched in 20 points and 12 points, respectively.
Check out the highlights from this one in the video below.