Bulls vs. Thunder: Score and Twitter Reaction from Christmas Day 2015

December 25th, 2015 by Timothy Rapp Leave a reply »

The Chicago Bulls survived a furious fourth-quarter comeback by the Oklahoma City Thunder on Christmas Day, winning 105-96 to end a three-game losing streak. 

It was the first game this season that the Thunder failed to hold a lead at any point during the contest, per ESPN's broadcast. It continued the team's surprising struggles against the Eastern Conference as well, as Anthony Slater of the Oklahoman noted:

Jimmy Butler (23 PTS, 6 REB, 4 AST, 4 STL), Pau Gasol (21 PTS, 13 REB, 6 AST), Derrick Rose (19 PTS, 4 REB) and Taj Gibson (13 PTS, 10 REB) led the way for Chicago, while Kevin Durant (29 PTS, 9 REB, 7 AST) and Russell Westbrook (26 PTS, 7 REB, 8 AST, 6 STL) were once again the headliners for the Thunder.

Westbrook's performance put him in rarefied air on Christmas Day, per ESPN Stats & Info:

Chicago's overall performance was just as impressive, however, as K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune noted:

The Bulls were sizzling to open the game, racing out to an 11-0 lead. They finished the quarter up 32-26, in large part thanks to Okla ...

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