(Sporting Alert) — Oklahoma City Thunder (2-2) head to the United Center for a difficult contest against the Chicago Bulls (3-1) on Thursday night.
The LA Clippers will also be in action tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Thunder, last season’s Western Conference champions, have been slow out of the blocks this season, but are still being considered as a title winning team. And why shouldn’t they be?
With the likes of Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka, Kevin Durant and new addition Kevin Martin all capable of playing at a high level, tonight’s game against the Derrick Rose-less Bulls should be very interesting.
The absence of Rose will mean season stars Luol Deng and Joakim Noah, along with Carlos Boozer and Nate Robinson have to step things up.
:: Point Leaders ::
Russell Westbrook – (OKC) – 20.8Kevin Durant – (OKC) – 20.8Kevin Martin – (OKC) – 19.3Joakim Noah – (CHI) – 16.0
:: Rebound Leaders ::
Kevin Durant – (OKC) – 12.3Joakim Noah – (CHI) – 8.8Luol Deng – (CHI) – 8.3Carlos Boozer – (CHI) – 7.5
:: Assist Leaders ::
Russell Westbrook – (OKC) – 7.0Kevin Durant – (OKC) – 5.8Kirk Hinrich – (CHI) – 5.5Nate Robinson – (CHI) – 5.3