Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 2/25/13
OKLAHOMA CITY I'm absolutely going to give the Thunder the benefit of the doubt here. They played good defense Sunday night. But man, Chicago sure is bad. While the Bulls brought the LOL on the offensive end, the Thunder got a healthy amount of just what they needed. Hard to tell if it was good Oklahoma City defense or just hide-your-eyes Chicago shooting, but the result was a positive one. The Thunder won their second in a row after a three-game losing streak 102-72 inside Chesapeake Energy Arena. It was a huge break to get Chicago on the schedule when the Thunder did. They needed an escape plan to pull out of their recent defensive funk, and it's a much bigger break to face the Bulls again without the injured Derrick Rose. Without the All-Star Rose, this team looks ordinary, plain and better suited for Big 10 football than NBA basketball, no matter how intense, focused or locked-in the Thunder say they were. "We made them miss tonight," Kevin Durant said. "We got a hand...
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