Thunder vs. Knicks: Score, Highlights and Reaction from 2016 Regular Season

January 26th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

The New York Knicks watched Arron Afflalo's potential game-winning fadeaway jumper at the fourth-quarter buzzer rim out, and it proved to be a crippling blow, as the Oklahoma City Thunder escaped Madison Square Garden with a 128-122 overtime win Tuesday night.   

With Carmelo Anthony out because of a sore left knee, the Knicks (22-25) leaned heavily on Afflalo to pick up the slack with heavy doses of post-ups. 

The New York guard, however, managed just 17 points on 6-of-21 shooting as his back-to-the-basket attempts were thwarted down the stretch.

According to the Wall Street Journal's Chris Herring, the Knicks are now 0-5 without Anthony in the lineup this season despite holding a lead or being tied entering the fourth quarter in each of those contests. They've also lost three straight. 

Kevin Durant led Oklahoma City (34-13) with a season-high 44 points (12-of-26 shooting, 16-of-18 from the free-throw line), 14 rebounds and five assists. The All-Star became the first player this season to meet those benchmarks in a single ...

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