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NBA Game Summary - Oklahoma City at New York



(Wednesday, December 25th)

Final Score: Oklahoma City 123, New York 94

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - It was rough sledding for the New York Knicks with Carmelo Anthony sitting on the bench in street clothes.

The way Kevin Durant had it going, though, Anthony's playing status may have been mute.

Durant scored 20 of his 29 points in the first half, while Westbrook tallied his first triple-double of the season and the seventh of his career as the Oklahoma City Thunder routed the New York Knicks 123-94 on Christmas Day.

"I just know that if we play the way we play, team basketball, Thunder basketball, not too many teams that can beat us," Westbrook said.

Durant was 7-of-9 from the floor over the first 24 minutes, while Westbrook had 14 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for Oklahoma City, which had never won away from home on Christmas, snapping its 10-game skid.

The 29-point win was the largest for a road team on Christmas.

Serge Ibaka netted 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting in the triumph.

Anthony was ruled out prior to the tilt with a left ankle sprain he suffered in the third quarter of Monday's game against the Orlando Magic.

"When he tells you he can't go, you gotta listen and try to find it someplace else," Knicks head coach Mike Woodson said of Anthony.

Wednesday's contest was the first where Anthony didn't lead the Knicks in scoring this year.

Amare Stoudemire scored 22 to top the Knicks, who played in their NBA-record 49th Christmas Day game and fell to 23-26 on the holiday.

Tim Hardaway Jr's driving layup with 1:02 left in the opening frame cut the Knicks' deficit to 30-27, but the Thunder went on a 14-2 run that extended into the second.

Jeremy Lamb nailed a 3 and Nick Collison's layup helped OKC take a 35-29 advantage into the second, where Reggie Jackson and Durant knocked down triples on back-to-back trips down the floor. Lamb's three-point play capped the surge for a 44-29 Thunder margin.

OKC headed into the break with a 60-46 cushion.

The Thunder settled for an 89-67 spread going into the fourth, where they led by as many as 31 before cruising to the easy win.

Game Notes

OKC, dating back to when the franchise played in Seattle, improved to 3-12 on Christmas Day ... Knicks point guard Raymond Felton did not play due to a right groin strain ... The Knicks fell to 4-11 at MSG this season.

12/25 20:38:53 ET

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Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
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DUKE 66
UCONN 56
Final
CHI 103
NYK 97
Final
HOU 90
NOP 99
4th
SAC 83
MIL 83
 
Half
GSW 65
OKC 63
 
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
Final
SD 55
MNTST 53
 
Final
UAB 70
LSU 79
Final
EVAN 81
OHIO 69
 
Final
CSFU 72
CSDH 50
 
2nd
ORST 85
DEP 53
 
2nd
PAC 55
NEV 53
 
Final
USF 77
PORST 40
 
2nd
IDAHO 75
WALLA 31
 
2nd
UTST 44
CALST 33
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
Final
MON 1
ANA 2
2nd
SJS 2
EDM 3
 
2nd
LOS 2
STL 3
 
Final
JAC 21
TEN 13