Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook have been summer workout partners in Santa Monica, Calif., since entering the league together in 2008.

Rose's anterior cruciate ligament injury last April didn't change that.

"He was in the gym doing what he could," Westbrook said. "He was still there working, trying to get better. And that was helping him out as well."

Both All-Star players have talked about how their workouts, which often include Kevin Love, have helped their games. Westbrook is confident Rose will return from his injury in fine form.

"No doubt in my mind he will," he said before the Thunder met the Bulls on Thursday night. "He works hard at what he does. And he will definitely come back better and more determined. Seeing him this summer and how quickly he was getting better and better, he'll come back stronger."

Bombs awry: The Bulls entered Thursday night's game dead last in 3-point percentage at 26.2 percent.

"The way we've shot the ball so far, there's only one way to go," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "There's a lot we've done well. The ball is moving. We've been getting to the free-throw line. Taking care of the ball, we've improved in that area. Ball and player movement has been good. I'd like to score more."