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NBA roundup — Dec. 19

Associated Press

Thunder 107, Bulls 95

Kevin Durant had 32 points, nine rebounds and six assists and Russell Westbrook contributed 20 points and 10 assists to power the host Oklahoma City Thunder over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night.

The Thunder used a strong third-quarter performance to increase a three-point halftime advantage to 79-64 with 3:25 left in the third quarter.

Reggie Jackson added 18 points and five rebounds coming off the bench for the Thunder, who shot 51 percent from the field for the game. That included a 9-of-15 effort on 3-point shots. The Thunder also hit 12-of-14 free throws.

The Bulls, on the other hand, were limited to 37.7 percent shooting from the field. The Bulls were particularly ineffective on long-range shots as they made 8-of-29 3-point attempts.

The Thunder also had a 43-40 advantage on the boards as they remained unbeaten in 13 games at home so far this season.

Joakim Noah led the Bulls with 23 points and 12 rebounds. D.J. Augustin added 15 points and five rebounds and Taj Gibson scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds coming off the bench for the Bulls.


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