CHICAGO — Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points and Paul George had 20 to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 101-69 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.
Russell Westbrook added 12 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists for his third triple-double of the season. He has now recorded a triple-double against every league opponent in his career. Steven Adams and Raymond Felton had 12 points apiece for the Thunder, who won their first road game in three attempts after losing three of their last four games overall.
Lauri Markkanen scored 15 points to lead the rebuilding Bulls, who were coming off their first win in four games this season after beating the Atlanta Hawks 91-86 on Thursday. Justin Holiday added 11 points and Robin Lopez had 10 for Chicago, which shot 28.6 percent from the field.
The Thunder shot 44.3 percent from the field in completing a back-to-back after losing to the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-116 on Friday night.
The Thunder led 50-31 at halftime behind George's 14 points.
The Bulls made 6 of 11 3-point attempts to trail 26-23 after the first quarter before missing all eight of their 3-point attempts in the second quarter. The Thunder went on an 18-2 run to start the quarter, capped by George's transition layup for a 44-25 lead. Oklahoma City outscored the Bulls 24-8 in the period.
The Bulls went 10 for 37 beyond the arc after making a franchise-high 42 3s in their first four games.
Markkanen shot 3 for 7 from the field and had three 3s after he became the first Bulls rookie to score in double figures in each of the first four games of his career since Derrick Rose in 2008.