OKC Thunder superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook enjoyed their lone road trip to NYC this season, dropping a combined 74 points on the short-handed Knicks in a 128-122 overtime win Tuesday night.
Melo-less Knicks play one of their best games of season but fall to Thunder, 128-122, in OT. 44/14/5 for KD; 30/8/10 for Russ.
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) January 27, 2016
The media in Gotham tried their hardest to steer KD and Russ into a free agency discussion, but neither guy was having it.
Some highlights of Russell Westbrook's meeting with the NYC media this morning after shootaround: pic.twitter.com/3EiYNQXQxk
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 26, 2016
Langston Galloway scored a team-high 21 points for the Knicks.
Per the AP:
Durant scored a season-high 44 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New York Knicks 128-122 in overtime. […] Durant hit the tying jumper with 16.2 seconds left in regulation, then scored seven points in overtime to surpass the 43 points he had against Orlando on Oct. 30, a game that went to two overtimes.
One was all the Thunder needed this time, as Durant hit four straight free throws in the final half-minute to finish 16 for 18 from the line. […] “Just be calm in those situations, man,” Durant said. “Worst that can happen is you lose the basketball game.”
Russell Westbrook finished with 30 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds for the Thunder, who bounced back from a loss to Brooklyn on Sunday to win for the eighth time in nine games. Oklahoma City never trailed in OT after Westbrook opened the scoring with a basket. […] “We’ve been here before,” Westbrook said. “We have a lot of older guys that know what to do and we did a good job of playing the right way.”