Bulls Top Nets – NBA Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — The NBA All-Star break has begun following last night's wins by the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls.
Kevin Durant scored 19 of his game-high 43 points in the fourth quarter to rally the Thunder past the Los Angeles Lakers 107-103. Durant also had 12 rebounds and seven assists as the Thunder earned their third straight win and increased their lead in the NBA's Western Conference to four games over San Antonio.
Reggie Jackson added 16 points for Oklahoma City, which trailed by 10 before outscoring the Lakers 35-21 in the final period.
The Bulls moved two games over .500 for the first time since Nov. 21 by downing the Brooklyn Nets 92-76. Joakim (JOH'-keem) Noah had 14 points and 13 rebounds for his fifth straight double-double. Taj Gibson scored 16 points and Carlos Boozer added 15 after missing three games with a strained left calf.