The Oklahoma City Thunder took the lead and ran with it on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, ultimately defeating the Chicago Bulls, 102-72.
The Thunder had a 24-16 lead after one quarter. They proceeded to win every quarter after that, outscoring the Bulls in the third quarter, 31-18.
Chicago had a forgettable (or perhaps unforgettable) night from the floor, shooting a season-low 29.1 percent. That included going 4-of-18 from downtown.
Oklahoma City shot 46 percent fro the floor while going 24-of-27 from the free-throw line, scoring 25 points on 17 Bulls turnovers and out-rebounding Chicago, 52-44.
Player of the Game: Kevin Durant, SF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook could easily be a candidate for Player of the Game (23 points on 10-of-17 shooting), but Kevin Durant's impact was notable across the board, despite struggling from the field (6-of-19).
Durant finished with 19 points, 16 rebounds, six assists and two blocks in 32 minutes. He posted a plus-minus of plus-22.
Up Next for Bulls
Chicago hosts the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday. The Cavaliers are 18-38 this season, but they've won two of their last three games and they played the Miami Heat tough on Sunday. Kyrie Irving leads the team, averaging 23.5 points, 5.7 assists and 1.7 steals this season.
Up Next for Thunder
Oklahoma City hosts the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday. The Hornets are 20-37 this season and boast No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis, who is averaging 12.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals.