By Taylor Armosino, Knicks fan since '03
12 in a row! New York marched into Oklahoma City and handed the defending Western Conference Champion Thunder just their 6th loss of the season at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Despite OKC's notoriously great home court advantage, the Knicks showed great poise and focus of their own. In an up-and-down affair, New York's three-point shooting and offensive rebounding were the difference in the game. The Knicks hit 15 threes and took 15 more shots than the Thunder, thanks in large part to 19 offensive rebounds. Carmelo Anthony scored a game high 36 points en route to victory. JR Smith had 22, leading a bench squad that scored 55 points in the game.
Here are my five takeaways from New York's 50th victory.
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