|Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots over Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)|
Durant helps Thunder edge Bulls 97-91
Hinrich finished with 12 points.
NOTES: It was a season-high point total for Durant, who entered averaging 20.8 points after scoring a league-best 28.0 points per game last season. Durant had scored at least 25 points in his last seven games against Chicago, but his high in Oklahoma City’s first four games was just 23. . The Bulls entered second in the league in defensive points allowed per possession. Chicago hadn’t allowed a team to score more than 93 points in any of its first four games. . The teams combined to hit 36 of 39 free throws. It was just the fifth time both the Bulls and their opponent shot at least 88.9 percent from the line since the 1996-97 season.