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Thunder Continues Unbeaten Streak At Home, Downs Chicago

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There's no other way to say it. Oklahoma City Thunder fans are getting spoiled rotten, both with the play of their favorite team and by the second-greatest player on the planet.

The Thunder continued their winning ways and Kevin Durant continued his incredible play, as his 32 points led Oklahoma City to a 107-95 win over the Chicago Bulls, Thursday night.

With the win, the Thunder moved to 13-0 at The Peake this season, the best mark since the 2007-08 Spurs began the season 13-0 at home. Those two teams are the only two teams to accomplish that feat in the past decade.

Durant made things look exceptionally easy against a Bulls team known for their defense. In fact, the entire OKC team had little trouble getting good looks at the basket, shooting 51.2 percent from the floor for the game. Durant was 13-for-20 from the floor, 4-of-5 from 3-point range. He also added nine boards and six assists.

Oklahoma City was able to shoot such a high percentage because they were able to get out and run, racking up 24 fastbreak points to just 10 for the Bulls.

Russell Westbrook had a double-double with 20 points and 10 assists while Reggie Jackson came off the bench to score 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting.

Joakim Noah's double-double of 23 points and 12 rebounds paced six Bulls players in double figures. Chicago was playing without point guards Derek Rose and Kirk Hinrich and Luol Deng was a late scratch due to injury. During the game, they lost Jimmy Butler to a right ankle sprain.

The Bulls were able to hang around thanks to a huge free throw disparity in the first half. The Thunder committed 16 personal fouls, with Westbrook and Serge Ibaka each picking up three. Ibaka was hampered by foul problems all night and finished the game with just five points and three rebounds, easily his worst game of the year.

The Bulls made 17-of-25 free throws in the first half to stay within three of the Thunder at halftime, 55-52. In the second half, the Thunder was able to push the tempo and build a big lead the Bulls couldn't recover from. Chicago pulled within seven points three minutes into the fourth quarter, but that's as close as they would get.

The Thunder is on the road on Saturday, taking on the Spurs in San Antonio.

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