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19-10, 2nd in Northwest
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7hRoyce Young

Thunder rout of Bulls punctuated by heated tussle

A heated squabble between the Thunder and visiting Bulls spilled into the front row of courtside seats in the third quarter before being broken up in time to quell any serious conflict. It resulted in four technicals but no ejections.

Lopez in the center of Bulls-Thunder drama (1:45)

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Paul George on if he's noticed a different Russell Westbrook this season: "Guy's still [averaging] a triple-double. If anything, I see a big jump defensively in him." Westbrook leads the league in steals per game, and has racked up 11 in the last two games alone.


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Russell Westbrook on Billy Donovan having his option picked up for next season: "Billy has been nothing but great for our organization, for myself."

Westbook, George lead Thunder to win over Bulls (1:26)
Westbrook shoves Dunn, scrum ensues (1:26)
Westbrook seals triple-double on dish to Diallo (0:23)
Grant flies high for jam (0:29)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Pretty tense moment: Kris Dunn shoved Westbrook and as Jerami Grant came running in to get between them. It ended up spilling into the front row a bit as Robin Lopez and Grant got tangled up and fell into some courtside fans. It happened near OKC's bench and their security and coaches were quick to act in trying to separate players. The aftermath was four technicals: Westbrook, Grant, Dunn and Lopez. No ejections.

Westbrook flushes big-time dunk (0:20)
George goes off for 23 points in first half (1:29)
Thunder go on big run to end 1st quarter (1:18)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

It seemed like he was a little off, but suddenly, Paul George had 23 points in the first half on 8-13 shooting, including 4-6 from 3. But a better thing for OKC is Russell Westbrook, who looks to have a bit more offensive rhythm, and popped off the floor late in the first half to throw down a monster dunk.

Woj: The Thunder 'believe in Billy Donovan' (0:36)
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14hAdrian Wojnarowski

Thunder pick up final option year for Donovan

The Thunder have picked up the option on coach Billy Donovan's contract for the 2019-20 season, the final year of his original five-year deal, the team said.


Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George had a nasty ankle-breaking crossover tonight, but couldn't hit the jumper. Is it harder to hit the jumper after breaking ankles because you start having visions of a highlight?

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook asked what he needs to adjust on his finishing at the rim: "Nothing. Just got to concentrate, but it's getting there. Just gotta get my s--- back, but I'll be fine." Westbrook missed a number of layups inside against the Clippers, going 1-13 on 2-pointers and 3-4 on 3-pointers.

George drops 33 points in Thunder's win (1:15)
George's tough dish sets up Grant's last-minute dunk (0:23)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Another rough shooting night for Westbrook, who was 1-13 on 2-pointers and 3-4 on 3-pointers, but he did a lot of really good other things. Ran solid offense and brought a ton of defensive energy, playing an extremely disruptive game. He missed a handful of layups that were odd, but did knock down a critical midrange jumper in the fourth, his only 2-point make of the night.

Thunder block sets up Russ, Adams alley-oop (0:27)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Westbrook has had some things not go his way — some self-inflicted, some just bad luck — but on the second night of a back-to-back he's playing his tail off. He's flirting with a triple-double, without the points, and just completely laid out in the open court trying to force his seventh steal.

Westbrook steals, PG13 jams (0:28)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

A strange first half for Russell Westbrook, who didn't score until two minutes left, finally hitting an open 3 after missing his first seven shots. He hasn't quite looked himself lately, struggling to find offensive rhythm, primarily with his shooting.

Team Stats

Points Per Game111.413th
Rebounds Per Game48.13rd
Assists Per Game22.721st
Points Allowed105.05th

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