Durant helps Thunder rally past Bulls

BEN EVERILL
Last updated 17:30 09/11/2012

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Some late game heroics from three-time all-star Kevin Durant powered the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 97-91 victory against the Chicago Bulls at the United Centre in Chicago.

Trailing by six at three-quarter time, the Thunder rallied late with Durant making a couple of clutch baskets in the final minute to help his side pull away and improve to 3-2 early in the NBA season.

Durant led the Thunder with 24 points, 10 of them coming down the stretch and was helped by Serge Ibaka with 21 and Russell Westbrook added 16.

The Thunder turned the ball over 22 times in a scrappy game but where helped by the Bulls who committed 21 turnovers of their own and now sit at 3-2 following the loss.

Chicago forward Luol Deng top scored with 27 points but it was not enough to get the home side over the line.

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