Another 2012 NBA finalist, another embarrassing blowout defeat for the Bulls, who displayed none of their usual toughness, but traded in major turnover issues for terrible shooting.

After seemingly bouncing back from last Thursday’s home loss to Miami by drubbing Charlotte on the road the next night, the Bulls (33-23) were dominated by the Thunder (41-15) from the opening tip to the final buzzer Sunday evening in a remarkably uninspired 102-72 loss, in which they shot only 29.1 percent from the floor.

Nate Robinson (13 points), once again filling in for injured starter Kirk Hinrich, was the Bulls’ catalyst in the early going, as the diminutive scorer, a former Thunder player, wasn’t hesitant about launching shots, but was still an effective playmaker.

His Oklahoma City counterpart, All-Star Russell Westbrook (23 points), had it going from the outset — his famous emotion was also on display, as the explosive point guard was hit with a technical foul midway through the opening period for jawing with an official over a perceived missed call — while teammate Kevin Durant (19 points, 16 rebounds, six assists, two blocked shots), the league’s reigning three-time scoring champion, not only produced points, but contributed as a rebounder.

The visitors’ poor shooting allowed the hosts to build a cushion, though not a big one, as the Thunder also struggled from the field and while Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau would prefer that his team was more efficient offensively, the slug-it-out nature of the affair lent itself more to the style of the guests.

Although the Bulls only shot 20 percent for the frame, at the end of the first quarter, they only trailed by the relatively minor deficit of 24-16.

Despite the Bulls’ shooting woes, they managed to not let things get out of hand early in the second quarter — All-Star Luol Deng (13 points) and reserve sharpshooter Marco Belinelli were the only two players to have solid shooting performances in the first two periods — mostly due to the Thunder’s ball-security issues.