(NEW YORK) — Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook reminded everyone on Christmas just why he’s one of the elite players in the NBA. Led by Westbrook’s triple-double, the Thunder took care of the Knicks, 124-94.
Westbrook, along with Durant, was unstoppable for the Thunder on Wednesday. Westbrook wound up with 14 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists. Durant scored 26 points, pulled down seven rebounds, and dished out 6 assists. Serge Ibaka also added 24 points.
“I just know that if we play the way we play, team basketball, Thunder basketball, not too many teams that can beat us,” Wesrbrook said after the win.
For the Knicks, they were facing an uphill battle from the start of the game as leading scorer Carmelo Anthony was unable to play due to an ankle injury.
“Defensively, we just weren’t there tonight,” Knicks head coach Mike Woodson said after the game.
There were a few bright spots for the Knicks though. Amar’e Stoudemire scored a season-high 22 points and rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 21 points.
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Jill Martin, CNN