Thunder Downs Bulls, NBA Roundup
Published on December 20 2013 11:26 am
Last Updated on December 22 2013 3:31 pm
Written by Millie Lange
Thunder Drop Bulls
(Oklahoma City) -- Kevin Durant posted 32 points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Thunder took care of a shorthanded Bulls team, 107-95, in Oklahoma City. Russell Westbrook added 20 points and 10 assists, while Reggie Jackson had 18 points and five rebounds off the bench. The Thunder have won eight in-a-row. Chicago was without Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich due to injuries. Joakim Noah scored a team-high 23 points with 12 rebounds, while Taj Gibson contributed 16 and six boards. The Bulls shot 38-percent from the field on their way to four straight loss.
Spurs Shock Warriors
(Oakland, CA) -- The Spurs pulled out a 104-102 victory against the Warriors without their top three players on a controversial tap in by Tiago Splitter in the closing moments at ORACLE Arena. Tony Parker was out with an injury and Tim Duncan along with Manu Ginobili were given the night off. Marco Belinelli tallied a team-high 28 points off the bench, while Kawhi Leonard added 21 points and 10 boards. San Antonio has won six of seven. Steph Curry missed a desperation heave from 35 feet at that buzzer for Golden State. Curry went off for 30 points and 15 assists and David Lee exploded with 32 points and 13 boards. The Warriors have lost three of four.
Lakers' Bryant Out Six Weeks With Knee Fracture
(El Segundo, CA) -- The Los Angeles Lakers have lost star guard Kobe Bryant to another injury. Bryant is expected to miss six weeks with a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee. Head coach Mike D'Antoni says they'll just have to make do without him. Bryant was injured in Tuesday's win at Memphis. He scored 21 points in 33 minutes of action. It was just his sixth game of the season. Bryant made his season debut December 8th after sitting out while recovering from a torn Achilles suffered late last season. The 12-13 Lakers host Minnesota Friday.
Thursday, December 19 Scoreboard
Oklahoma City Thunder 107, Chicago Bulls 95
San Antonio Spurs 104, Golden State Warriors 102
Friday, December 20 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:00 p.m. - Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers
6:30 p.m. - Milwaukee Bucks at Cleveland Cavaliers
6:30 p.m. - Sacramento Kings at Miami Heat
6:30 p.m. - Utah Jazz at Atlanta Hawks
6:30 p.m. - Charlotte Bobcats at Detroit Pistons
7:00 p.m. - Houston Rockets at Indiana Pacers
7:30 p.m. - Toronto Raptors at Dallas Mavericks
8:00 p.m. - Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets
9:30 p.m. - Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Lakers