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February 10, 2014

Thunder roll past Knicks



Ibaka scored 16 points to go along with nine rebounds. Reggie Jackson scored 19 on 8-of-15 shooting.

Felton paced New York with 16 points, seven assists and seven rebounds. Anthony, the league’s second-leading scorer, was held to 15 points on 5-of-19 shooting. Amar’e Stoudemire came off the bench to score 16 in the loss.

Coming off the loss to Orlando in which he shot 1 of 7 in the fourth quarter Friday, Durant didn’t waste any time Sunday. He scored 11 first-quarter points as Anthony and Shumpert took turns trying to guard him.

“Early in the game, the object is to take away lay-ups, no easy baskets and try to make it as hard as possible for him,” Anthony said. “I know he’s going to score points. But, the times we have to stop that, we’ve got to stop that early in the game. I don’t think we did that.”


Notes: New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson addressed the rumors of him being fired.

“My thing to our players is that Woodson is a big boy,” Woodson said. “He’s been around the block a few times. It’s a part of the business if it happens. But you can’t worry about me. It’s never been about me.” ... Oklahoma City G Russell Westbrook went through a full speed workout before the game but still hasn’t been cleared for full contact practice. According to coach Scott Brooks, he is still on track to return after the All-Star break. ... Woodson was asked if seeing F Andrea Bargnani taking shots while still in his walking boot. “I didn’t know he was taking shots,” Woodson said. “You saw him shooting the ball? Well, that’s new news to me.” ... Oklahoma City F Kevin Durant defended Oklahoma State G Marcus Smart after shoving a Texas Tech fan Saturday. “Marcus Smart is a good kid,” Durant said.

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