The OKC Thunder continue to face adversity and continue to shine.
The OKC Thunder beat the Chicago Bulls 116-102 on Wednesday night to extend their winning streak to six games. The Thunder used a big performance from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to get the job done.
The OKC Thunder Pull Away Late to Grab Sixth-Straight Win.
The OKC Thunder were in control for most of the game, but a third-quarter run got the Bulls back into the game. The Thunder extended their lead to 17 early in the second half before the Bulls came storming back and tied the game in the third.
However, Oklahoma City never trailed and extended its lead after Chicago made that run. From there, Oklahoma City maintained a single-digit lead until the final two minutes, when it began to pull away in the 14-point win.
Coby White was the driving force in Chicago’s bid to stay in the game in the first half. White ended with 23 points and nailed seven 3-pointers. The Bulls’ 3-point shooting kept them in the game as they shot 17-of-44 from outside.
Both teams were missing key starters, as Zach LaVine and Jalen Williams were out with injuries on Wednesday. The Thunder proved to be the more resilient team and overcame the absence of the second-year star.