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Real Plus/Minus as the Chicago Bulls burn

The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Chicago Bulls 101-69 on Saturday, Oct. 28 at the United Center. Russell Westbrook had his 81st triple-double of his career and his third of this season. Oklahoma City is off until Tuesday when they play the Bucks.

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Smothering Defense

The Oklahoma City Thunder kept the Chicago Bulls to a new record low 31 points in the first half. OKC was phenomenal on defense switching, double-teaming and applying vast amounts of pressure that led to nine steals for the half. The Bulls shot 27 percent from the field and 31.6 percent from three. The Thunder only allowed eight points in the second quarter.

Scoring in the paint

The Thunder outscored the Chicago Bulls 36 point to 16 in their clash in Chi-Town recording their lowest allowed points in the paint in OKC history. The Thunder were terrific against the Bulls on both sides of the ball. On the defensive side, the team did an excellent job of forcing the young bulls players into late shot clock play forcing them to get up lousy shots or just causing shot clock violations. On the offensive side, Westbrook was at his best getting the ball to Steven Adams inside the paint or driving inside himself.

George on fire

Paul George continued his current shooting form against the Chicago Bulls shooting 8-of-15 at 53.3 percent 4-of-5 from three at 80 percent. George has been the Thunders barometer on offense so far. It seems if George isn’t making shots the rest of the team seems to miss as well. George struggled against his former team fouling out of the game only playing 19:06 minutes against the Timberwolves he bounced back shooting 50 percent from both from the field and behind the three-point line.

Westbrook completes his triple-double quest

Russell Westbrook has completed his tour of triple-doubles recording his 82nd triple-double but his first against the Chicago Bulls. Westbrook has now recorded a triple-double against every single team bar one. The Oklahoma City Thunder since you can’t get a triple-double against yourself now can you. Thanks to Westbrook signing his extension it is unlikely he ever will.

Carmelo Anthony 200point streak

Anthony is the first player to have six straight 20 point games to start a Thunder players career. Anthony has been good on offense scoring 22, 26, 23, 28, 23 & 21. Not a bad way to start you Oklahoma City Thunder career and precisely what Russell Westbrook needed.

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