Clearly the green uniforms did not bring the luck of the Irish to our beloved Bulls.
The Chicago Bulls took on Oklahoma City Thunder Monday night at home. While others were winding down from Chicago St. Patrick day festivities, fans gathered in the United Center to catch the Bulls rocking their green sleeved uniforms!
The Bulls started the game off hot. Going back and forth with OKC. Not dominating, but keeping up. By the end of the first quarter, the Thunder were only up by a basket.
Moving into the second quarter both teams came back in full swing. They went basket for basket, and continued to keep it interesting. At the end of the second quarter the Bulls manage to keep it a close game 47-45 Thunder.
At the half Kevin Durant described the game as “scrappy”. Since when is any Bulls game not scrappy?
Chicago continued going back and forth with OKC, but at the end of the third were still unable to gain the lead leaving the score 74-67. As the end of the fourth quarter approached so did the chance of the Bulls gaining the lead. At one point in time the bulls went a little over 6 minutes without scoring, missing roughly 10 straight shots. Unfortunately Chicago continued trailing Oklahoma City. The final score Oklahoma City 97 Chicago Bulls 85.
Although the Bulls are ending their St. Patrick’s Day without the “W”, they played a great game. Chicago’s top performer was J. Noah 9 Pts, 12 Reb, 9 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk. Just missed his fourth triple-double of the season and a player who in my opinion should be defensive player of the year. And of coarse K. Durant for Oklahoma City with 35 Pts, 12 Reb, 5 Ast. Who arguably should be MVP. Russell Westbrook threw up 17 points after sitting out the previous day to rest his surgically repaired knee.
Durant was able to bring his streak of most consecutive 25-point games in a
single season to 32, following Chicago’s own Michael Jordan at 40 during the 1986-87 season!