While you were all watching the national championship, the Oklahoma City Thunder were busy taking care of business in Chicago. Oklahoma City beat the Chicago Bulls 109-94 on Monday night. Chicago never got within 10 in the second half as Oklahoma City were in complete control.
Oklahoma City had a season high 30 assists in their win over the Bulls. Russell Westbrook had 14 of them. Everyone, sans Joffrey Lauvergne, had at least one. It was quality ball movement from the Thunder all night. Oklahoma City had previously dished out 29 assists on multiple occasions before.
The Thunder were 8-of-11 from the charity stripe against Chicago. Both tied seasonal lows, which were done against the Lakers on Nov. 22.
That’s the plus/minus for the Thunder’s Enes Kanter. He was an unstoppable force on Monday night. He finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
That’s two straight DNP-coach’s decision games for Anthony Morrow. He’s appeared to be one’s minutes that went to Cameron Payne. Oklahoma City is now 2-0 with Payne back.
The number of free throws for Domas Sabonis over the last two games. Sabonis had seven free throws the first 37 games. He had only two free throw attempts his first 26 games.
Another season high for the Thunder. Their 56.6 percent from the field beat their previous high on Nov. 18 against Brooklyn when Oklahoma City shot 55.1 percent.
The number of 20-point games for Steven Adams this season. Before this season, Adams had zero 20-point games. It’s easy to say he’s becoming an offensive force for the Thunder. Adams finished with 22 points and five rebounds.
There are eight more road games in the month of January for Oklahoma City. That’s countered by only two home games. The toughest month in the franchise’s history continues.
Oklahoma City’s 15-point win on Monday night is the Thunder’s largest road victory this season.
The Thunder are taking on the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night at the Peake. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. on ESPN.