Russell Westbrook recorded a triple-double with 14 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a blowout victory over the New York Knicks, 123-94. The Thunder had a strong shooting performance in this one, going 45-84 (53.6%) from the field, including 13-24 (54.2%) from three-point range. Oklahoma City (23-5) has now won nine of their last 10 games.
Westbrook shot 5-15, including 1-3 from three-point range. Kevin Durant also chipped in for Oklahoma City, finishing with 29 points and 7 rebounds. Despite the loss, Amare Stoudemire scored 22 points off the bench for New York on 10-16 shooting from the field and 2-4 from the free throw line. J.R. Smith added 20 points and 6 rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 61.3%, the Thunder connected at a rate of 54.2% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 5-1 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Knicks are 1-7 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
New York (9-19) could not get back-to-back victories after defeating Orlando on Monday.
Coming up next, the Thunder play the Charlotte Bobcats, who are 14-15 on the year. The Knicks match up against the Toronto Raptors, currently 11-15 this season.
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