Kevin Durant continued his scoring surge with 30 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder won for the eighth time in their last 10 games, beating the New York Knicks 106-88 on Monday night.
Durant, who entered the game with a 28.7-point scoring average,
had 15 in the first quarter as Oklahoma City (21-16) built a
double-digit lead it kept for most of the rest of the game. Durant
has scored 30 or more points in nine of his last 11 games.
Nate Robinson led the Knicks with 19 points. New York (15-22)
suffered its worst loss since falling by 22 points in the season
opener against Miami. The Knicks gave up 100-plus points for just
the fourth time since Dec. 6.
The Knicks shot 38.2 percent, well below their season average.