Thunder roll over Knicks behind Russell Westbrook’s triple-double

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Russell Westbrook had 14 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder blasted the New York Knicks 123-94 at Madison Square Garden.

Kevin Durant added 29 points to lead the Thunder in scoring while Serge Ibaka pumped in 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting.

Durant made all five shots in the first quarter as the Thunder shot 70 percent to take a 35-29 lead.

Reggie Jackson and Durant hit 3-pointers to start the second to pad their lead to 41-29.

Ibaka scored six straight points midway through the period as they extended the lead to 52-35.

A Tyson Chandler layup cut the Thunder lead to 60-50 early in the third.

But the Thunder outgunned the Knicks 22-10 in the next eight minutes to take a 82-60 lead.

The Thunder buried the hapless Knicks in the fourth, leading by as a much as 30 on a Jeremy Lamb 3-pointer.

Amar’e Stoudemire scored 22, and Tim Hardaway Jr. had 21 points and J.R. Smith added 20 for the Knicks who missed the services of Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton.

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