KEVIN DURANT scored 32 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the visiting Chicago Bulls, 107-95, last night for their eighth straight win.
Russell Westbrook had 20 points and reserve Reggie Jackson added 18 to help the Thunder improve to 13-0 at Chesapeake Arena. Oklahoma City is the only NBA team with a perfect home record.
Joakim Noah had 23 points and 12 rebounds for the banged-up Bulls, who have lost four straight and seven of eight. Taj Gibson scored 16 points and D.J. Augustin added 15.
Oklahoma City outscored Chicago 16-4 over a late 5 1/2-minute stretch to pull away.
The Bulls were without point guard Kirk Hinrich and forward Luol Deng.
Hinrich missed his fourth consecutive game with tightness in his back. D.J. Augustin, signed on Friday, made his first start in Hinrich's place in Wednesday night's loss at Houston, finishing with eight points and nine assists.
Deng was out with a sore Achilles'. He had 18 points against the Rockets and is averaging a team-best 19.6 points.
Coach Tom Thibodeau says he doesn't expect either player to be out for an extended period.
The Bulls also lost Jimmy Butler during the game with a right ankle injury.