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14 March NBA Recap: OKC Thunder and Chicago Bulls win home blowouts

Russell Westbrook had 29 points as the Thunder avenged a loss to the Lakers ©GettyImages
Russell Westbrook had 29 points as the Thunder avenged a loss to the Lakers ©GettyImages.

Thunder 131, Lakers 102

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each score 29 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder routed the Los Angeles Lakers, just four days after beating the Thunder in L.A.

Westbrook added nine assists, and Serge Ibaka had 15 points to go along with 13 rebounds.

Every Thunder player saw action, and scored at least one basket in the win.

Jodie Meeks led six Lakers in double figures with 19 points, and Kent Bazemore added 16 points off the bench.

The Lakers have lost four of their last five and have given up at least 130 points in all four losses.

Bulls 101, Rockets 87

Before the game, Rockets head coach Kevin McHale said Joakim Noah was the clear choice for Defensive Player of the Year.

Noah looked more like an MVP candidate in the Bulls easy win.

Noah flirted with a triple double with 13 points, 10 boards, and nine assists, and added two steals.

Mike Dunleavy and Kirk Hinrich combined for 40 points and were a combined 9-of-12 from three point range.

The Rockets starters shot 12-of-42 from the field and managed just 33 points. Jeremy lin was the high man for Houston off the bench with 21.

Hawks 102, Bucks 97

Jeff Teague had 22 points, and Paul Millsap had 17 points and eight rebounds in the Hawks win over the worst team in the NBA.

Ersan Ilyasova had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Bucks, who have now lost seven of their last nine games.

Atlanta is still in eight in the east, three and a half games clear of the New York Knicks for the eighth and final playoff spot.  

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