Westbrook Does It Again As Thunder Take Down the Knicks
Russell Westbrook had the second fastest triple double in NBA history to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 112-103 win over the New York Knicks on Monday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Westbrook had 27 points, 18 rebounds, and 14 assists and reached his triple double early in the second half.
It was Westbrook’s 8th triple double of the season and third in a row.
Enes Kanter matched Westbrook with 27 points and added 10 rebounds.
The Thunder were playing catchup early, trailing by as many as 11 points in the first quarter.
OKC chipped away at the deficit and by halftime led the Knicks 58-55.
The Thunder never trailed in the second half, building the lead to 10 in the fourth quarter, and held the Knicks off down the stretch.
OKC dominated the glass, outrebounding the Knicks by 11 and grabbing 17 offensive rebounds.
The Thunder shot 51 percent from the field and held New York to 40 percent shooting.
Five OKC players scored in double figures, with Steven Adams and Anthony Morrow both scoring 14, and Andre Roberson 10.
The Thunder won their third game in a row to improve to 11-8 on the season, handing the Knicks just their third loss in 10 games at home this season.
New York dropped to 8-9 overall.
OKC returns home on Wednesday night at 7:00 pm to play Washington, coached by former Thunder head coach Scott Brooks.