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Ford Center will host a matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder (47.5 RPG), the NBA's top rebounding team, and the Chicago Bulls. With a 20-4 record, the Thunder have separated themselves from the pack. On the other end, the Bulls are six games below .500 on the year and enter the game with a 9-15 record. Their season hasn't gotten any easier, as they have lost eight of their last 10 games. This game has a start time of 8:00 pm EST and it will be covered by TNT.

The Thunder come into today's game after topping Denver, 105-93. With 30 points, Kevin Durant was the game's high scorer in the game. Meanwhile, the Bulls are coming off a 109-94 loss to the Rockets. Jimmy Butler had a team-high 20 points.

It will be a showdown of conflicting tempos, as the up-tempo Thunder (ranked third in the NBA in possessions per game) will look to push the half-court-oriented Bulls (27th in possessions per game). Furthermore, the 28th-ranked offense of the Bulls (offensive efficiency of 96.2) will face a tough test against the first-ranked defense of Thunder (defensive efficiency of 97.8).


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