Thunder vs. Bulls: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2016-17 Regular Season

January 9th, 2017 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »

The Oklahoma City Thunder went into the United Center on Monday night and thumped the Chicago Bulls 109-94 for their second consecutive win.

In what was poised to be a tasty matchup, an illness put a damper on the battle between Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook and Chicago's Jimmy Butler.

Butler, who was coming off a 42-point effort Saturday against the Toronto Raptors, suited up despite battling flu-like symptoms but lasted only three quarters while scoring just a single point.

Westbrook recorded his 17th triple-double of the season during Oklahoma City's 121-106 win over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday and looked poised to make it 18 on Monday.

However, he came up a rebound short, posting 21 points, 14 assists and nine boards to pace the Thunder.

While Westbrook facilitated Oklahoma City's offense, veteran Dwyane Wade attempted to carry the Bulls, posting 22 points in the loss.

In the process, he showed he still can be explosive, via NBA TV:

But Wade had a scare that could have ended his night early when he collided with Nikola Mirotic and headed to the locker ...

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