Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Kevin Durant scored 24 points and led a fourth-
quarter surge that propelled the Oklahoma City Thunder to a hard-earned 97-91
win over the Chicago Bulls at the United Center.
Held largely in check by Chicago's notoriously tough defense, the NBA's three-
time defending scoring champion poured in 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting over
the final 6:35 as the Thunder overcame a six-point deficit heading into the
fourth quarter to record its second consecutive victory. Six of those points
occurred in the last minute of play.
Serge Ibaka added 21 points and nine rebounds and Russell Westbrook tallied 16
points and 12 assists for an Oklahoma City squad that outscored the Bulls by a
31-19 margin in the fourth quarter.
Luol Deng netted a game-high 27 points and Richard Hamilton finished with 20
for Chicago, but the Bulls shot 26.9 percent from the field over the final 12
minutes en route to their second loss in three tests on a current five-game
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