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Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Russell 
Westbrook had 20 and the Oklahoma City Thunder topped the Chicago Bulls 107-95 
on Thursday to remain unbeaten at home. 

Reggie  Jackson added  18 points, Durant had nine rebounds and six assists and 
Westbrook  dished out  10 assists for the Thunder, who stretched their overall 
winning  streak  to eight games and  moved to 13-0 at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 
the NBA's last unbeaten home team. 

They  are 21-4,  the NBA's best record,  and 16-1 in their last 17 games, with 
only one loss since Nov. 14. 

Joakim  Noah  had 23 points and  12 rebounds to lead the injury-plagued Bulls, 
who have lost four in a row and seven of their last eight. 

The Bulls were without Luol Deng (sore Achilles) and Kirk Hinrich (back). They 
fell to 3-11 since losing Derrick Rose to another knee injury. 

The  Thunder  led wire-to-wire and  pulled away in  the second half, turning a 
three-point halftime lead into a 15-point advantage with 3 1/2 minutes left in 
the third quarter. 

Durant and Westbrook combined for 17 points in the quarter and Durant's runner 
made  it 79-64. The  Thunder took an 84-72 lead into the forth quarter and the 
Bulls never got closer than eight the rest of the way. Oklahoma City led by as 
many as 19. 

"I  thought we did a good job in the second half of really being active on the 
ball  and  pushing them out  of their comfort  zone," said Thunder coach Scott 
Brooks. 

Durant  scored 12  points in the first  quarter, missing just two of his seven 
shots, and the Thunder took a 35-24 lead into the second. 

They led by 14 on Jackson's jumper four minutes into the quarter but the Bull
later used a 9-0 run to get within three. The burst was capped by back-to-back 
3s  from Tony Snell  and D.J. Augustin, who completed a four- point play after 
he was fouled by Westbrook to make it 47-44. 

Jackson  and Durant responded with consecutive 3s for the Thunder, who carried 
a 55-52 lead into halftime behind 17 points from Durant and 15 from Jackson. 

                                   Game Notes 

The  Thunder have won  four in a row over the Bulls ... The Thunder are on the 
road Saturday against Southwest Division-leading San Antonio ... The Bulls are 
home against Cleveland on Saturday. 

 
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