To be honest, I was expecting a little more from a game between the no.1 seed in the East and the no.1 seed in the West, the Oklahoma City Thunder hosting the Chicago Bulls last night. But the Thunder never trailed, led by as many as 30 points (against probably the best defense in the league) and won their sixth straight game with a 14 point difference, 92-78 over the Bulls.
But even though at the end there were only 14 points between these two teams, the game was easily won by the Thunder from the third quarter and in the fourth they even had the luxury of resting their best guys. Derrick Rose sat out due to the groin injury once again and it was more obvious than ever last night that Chicago needs their MVP to win big games.
Westbrook and Durant were insanely good once again, with Russell finishing with 27 points, five assists, three boards and four steals while KD had 26 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, both without playing a single minute in the fourth quarter. This crazy duo shot a combined 21-34 and the Bulls had no chance of getting back in the game.
They were outclassed in every facet of the game by a Thunder team that has won three major games against championship rivals in a dominant way this week, winning over the Heat, Lakers and Bulls in just a couple of days. Next, OKC will play against the Memphis Grizzlies tomorrow night while the Bulls will host the Houston Rockets.