Sports.ws Game Report
[OKLAHOMA CITY] — The Oklahoma City Thunder played host to the Chicago Bulls last night and the homeside took care of business. A 109-94 win has the Thunder and their fans feeling good about themselves heading forward. The win bumps Oklahoma City's record up to 23-16 on the season, while the loss drags Chicago's down to 19-19. Though a win's a win and Thunder fans will settle for whatever they can get their hands on, there's plenty of room for improvement in the future. Games likes these are essential for any team with bigger aspirations.
An impressive performance from Russell Westbrook led all players in the contest and his 21 points, 9 rebounds, 14 assists, 0 blocks and 1 steals in 33 minutes will make many-a-fantasy owner proud. Ask anybody, however - Westbrook included - and the most important part is that the Thunder walked away with the W. Each win adds up over the course of the season with the end goal being far more satisfying than a Tweetable stat line.
Joining Westbrook in the winning effort was Enes Kanter. Had it not been for Kanter rounding out the Thunder's attack with 20 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists of his own, we may have been looking at a different outcome.
Oklahoma City's offensive contributions were complemented from a decent showing on the defensive end of the ball. While they didn't exactly shut down the visiting Bulls, they did limit them to a point total in line with their season average. Not every performance can be a home run, so the Thunder will settle for the upper hand in this one.
Up next for the reeling Thunder will be a date with the Denver Nuggets while the visiting Bulls will look to bounce back in a matchup with the .
Westbrook 60.0 FP
Kanter 45.0 FP
Wade 40.0 FP
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