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Bulls Game Notes For Opener at OK City

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* The Bulls have won four in a row on the road against the Thunder including a 2-0 mark in Oklahoma City. The Thunder's last home win over Chicago was in November, 2005.

*Since the 1998-99 season, the Bulls and Thunder have combined for just one division title and two playoff series wins. The Oklahoma City franchise won their division and a postseason series in 2004-05. The Bulls won a series in the 2006-07 season.

* Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 46.2 points per game last season, second most in the NBA by teammates (Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups, Den- 47.7)

* The Thunder were the most improved team in NBA last season in win percentage, points per game allowed, opponent field goal percentage and fast break points per game allowed.

* Joakim Noah was one of seven players last season to average 10 points and 11 rebounds per game (min- 50 games). Carlos Boozer is among the seven as well. Boozer is currently out of the lineup due to injury.

* The Thunder went 22-8 against the Eastern Conference last season, tied for the second best mark in the NBA. Only the Magic's 39-13 record was better.

* Russell Westbrook (6.6) and Derrick Rose (6.2) are first and second in the NBA in career assists per game by players 22 and younger.


Why does your projection crew for the Bulls games show the score on the top of the screen so that all fans can not see it to better enjoy the telecast. ?


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