OKLAHOMA CITY (Sporting Alert) — The following are the starters for the NBA clash between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Chicago Bulls here at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.
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Oklahoma City (40-15) will start the same way they have been for most, if not all of this season, with points guard Russell Westbrook and small forward Kevin Durant leading the way.
Thabo Sefolosha, Serge Ibaka and Kendrick Perkins complete the Thunder starting team as they seek their 41st win of the season.
Chicago Bulls (32-23), meanwhile, continue to be without start point guard Derick Rose, so as expected, Nate Robinson will be the early ball handler alongside Richard Hamilton.
Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah also start.
Oklahoma City have the second best record in the NBA behind San Antonio Spurs.
Oklahoma City Thunder: Russell Westbrook – G; Thabo Sefolosha – G; Kevin Durant – F; Serge Ibaka – F; Kendrick Perkins – C
Chicago Bulls REBOUNDS: Nate Robinson – G; Richard Hamilton – G; Luol Deng – F; Carlos Boozer – F; Joakim Noah – C