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Thunder vs. Bulls final score: Luol Deng scores 27, but Chicago loses 97-91

Oklahoma City uses strong fourth quarter for comeback win over Bulls.


The Oklahoma City Thunder outscored the Chicago Bulls by 10 points in the fourth quarter to come back and beat Chicago 97-91 Thursday.

Luol Deng scored 27 points and Richard Hamilton added 20. The Bulls trailed by one at halftime, but had a strong third quarter, outscoring the Thunder 25-18 to take a lead into the fourth. Joakim Noah had nine points, 13 rebounds and six assists and Carlos Boozer had nine points and 11 rebounds.

The Thunder were led by Kevin Durant, who had 24 points. Serge Ibaka had 21 points, nine rebounds and four blocks. Kevin Martin scored 15 points off the bench and Eric Maynor scored 10.

The Thunder improved to 3-2 with the win, the first time they've been over .500 this season. Chicago's record is now 3-2.

The Bulls have Friday off and are home on Saturday to host the Minnesota Timberwolves at 8 p.m. CT.