Thunder make light work of Bulls as Butler struggles with illness
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Thunder make light work of Bulls as Butler struggles with illness

Butler left the game and won't travel to Washington.

A near triple-double effort from  Russell Westbrook propleed the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 109-94 win over the Chicago Bulls.

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Westbrook finished with 21 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds, but it was the interior production from Steven Adams and Enes Kanter that pushed them over the edge.


Adams scored 22 points and Kanter had 20 points and 11 rebounds off the bench as the Bulls struggled to battle inside.

The OKC bigs could not miss, with Adams shooting 11-for-14 and Kanter 9-for-11 from the field. The duo helped OKC outscore the Bulls 60-36 in the paint.

In the second quarter the Bulls tried to stem the damage in the paint, playing Robin Lopez with Cristiano Felicio, bit the Thunder went on an 18-6 run to close out the period and take a 64-61 lead at half-time.


The third quarter was much the same as Westbrook continued to find his guys in the pain as they went on a 22-7 run to stretch the lead to 89-67 heading into the fourth.

Jimmy Butler registered just one point and seven assists on an 0-for-6 shooting night, visibly struggling with illness. He left the game after playing 29 minutes and will not travel to Washington for thier next game.

Dwyane Wade led the Bulls 22 points, whilst Michael Carter-Williams had 15.


The Bulls now drop to 19-19 on the season.

 

 

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