Gordon, Bulls Run Over Sonics 123-96

NBA's worst shooting team finds their stroke against Seattle
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2007 12:08 AM CST
Chicago Bulls forward Joe Smith looks up at an official for the charging call against Seattle SuperSonics forward Kevin Durant but is called for the block instead during the first half of their basketball...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Chicago Bulls beat the Seattle SuperSonics 123-96 for their fifth win in the past seven games. It appears that the Bulls are finally getting back on track after a disappointing start. Ben Gordon had 27 points and six assists and Luol Deng added 20 for the Bulls, who shot 53.7 percent from the floor, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. "Our defense was not great tonight, but our offense more than made up for it," said coach Scott Skiles.

After stumbling out of the gate to a 2-10 start the Bulls are finally playing like the team many experts thought would compete for the Eastern Conference title. Chicago has a good chance to continue their winning ways this week, when they play the middling Pacers and then the miserable Knicks. Kevin Durant led the Sonics with 16 points.