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                        === Thunder roll over Bulls ===
 
 Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) - The Oklahoma City Thunder finally clamped
 down defensively.
 
 Russell  Westbrook  had  23  points  in the  Thunder's  102-72  win  over  the
 Chicago Bulls.
 
 Oklahoma  City had  allowed at  least  109 points  in  each of  its last  four
 contests when it went 1-3.
 
 Kevin Durant registered 19 points, though on only 6-of-19 shooting, to go with
 16  rebounds and six  assists for the Thunder, who held the Bulls to a season-
 low 29.1 percent (25-of-86) from the floor.
 
 "We  made them  miss tonight. We got a  hand up, we clogged the paint. We just
 made  the second  and third efforts, and  once we do that, we're a pretty good
 defensive team," Durant said.
 
 Luol  Deng and Nate  Robinson both netted 13 points to lead Chicago, which has
 dropped six of its last nine tilts.
 
 OKC took a 24-16 lead after one and a 49-36 advantage into the break, but blew
 the game open in the third.
 
 The  Thunder began the frame on a 12-3 run. Ibaka hit a 3-pointer to start the
 surge  and capped it with a jumper for a 61-39 OKC edge. The Thunder led by as
 many  as 29 near the latter stages of the period before taking a 80-54 cushion
 into the final frame.
 
 The margin reached its apex at 32 in the fourth.
 
 "The way we competed was just embarrassing," Bulls center Joakim Noah said.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Serge  Ibaka finished  with 17 points and  10 boards for Oklahoma City ... The
 Thunder  shot  45.6 percent (36-of-79)  from the  field ... Chicago turned the
 ball over 18 times, which led to 25 OKC points.
 
 02/25 01:44:03 ET