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October 24, 2013

Thunder fall to Bulls

WICHITA, Kan. — Derrick Rose shook off poor shooting early to hit clutch shots late and Carlos Boozer had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 104-95 preseason victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.

Chicago (7-0) remained the only unbeaten team in the preseason behind Rose, who hit three 3-pointers in the final 4 minutes. He scored 26 points on 6-of-15 shooting in 34 minutes.

Luol Deng had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Chicago.

Kevin Durant’s 22 points in 32 minutes and Jeremy Lamb added 19 points for the Thunder (3-3) while Reggie Jackson had 14 points.

The Bulls outrebounded the Thunder 46-32 in the game played at Intrust Bank Arena.

Rose followed two free throws with a pull-up 3-pointer to put the Bulls ahead for good, 89-85.

CHICAGO (104)

Deng 8-15 3-4 20, Boozer 8-17 4-4 20, Mohammed 2-4 0-0 4,  Rose 6-15 10-10 26, Butler 4-6 3-6 12, Gibson 3-9 2-2 8,  Dunleavy 3-4 1-2 9, Murphy 1-2 0-0 2, Teague 0-0 0-0 0, Snell 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 36-74 23-28 104.

OKLAHOMA CITY (95)

Durant 6-12 9-9 22, Jones 2-4 0-0 5, Perkins 1-3 1-2 3,  Jackson 5-12 3-3 14, Lamb 9-16 3-4 22, Collison 4-9 4-5 12,  Adams 4-6 3-5 11, McGruder 1-4 0-0 2, Fisher 2-8 0-0 4,  Roberson 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 34-74 23-30 95.

Chicago    25    26    23    30    —    104

Oklahoma City    20    20    31    24    —    95

3-Point Goals—Chicago 9-18 (Rose 4-8, Dunleavy 2-3, Butler 1-1, Deng  1-2, Snell 1-2, Gibson 0-1, Murphy 0-1), Oklahoma City 4-17 (Jones 1-2,  Durant 1-2, Lamb 1-4, Jackson 1-5, Fisher 0-2, McGruder 0-2). Fouled  Out—None. Rebounds—Chicago 52 (Boozer 14), Oklahoma City 38 (Adams 7).  Assists—Chicago 23 (Rose 6), Oklahoma City 23 (Jackson 6). Total  Fouls—Chicago 22, Oklahoma City 23. Technicals—Chicago delay of game,  Chicago defensive three second. A—15,004 (15,000).

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