Paul George scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the final five minutes of the first half to lead the Thunder past Chicago Bulls 121-96 on Monday night.
George’s scoring outburst came in the final 4:47 of the second quarter as Oklahoma City outscored the Bulls 23-7 and built a 64-44 lead by the break. Outside of that nearly five-minute stretch, he shot 2 of 13 from the floor and scored just one point in the second half.
Russell Westbrook also recorded his 111th career triple-double with 13 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists as the Thunder won their second consecutive game. Steven Adams scored 19 points and Dennis Schroder 18.
Westbrook capped off his triple-double by threading a pass in the lane to Hamidou Diallo, who finished with a reverse layup as he was fouled with just over six minutes remaining.
Lauri Markkanen led the Bulls with 16 points and a season-high 15 rebounds.