On April 7, the Knicks were flying high as they headed to Oklahoma City. Riding a season-long 11-game win streak, taking on the 56-win Thunder would certainly be no easy task, but Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks’ attack were up for it.
The contest turned out to be an explosion of points on both sides. Anthony led New York’s six double-digit scorers with 36 points—his fourth straight game of 35 points or more—trumping Kevin Durant’s 27 and effectively clinching the league’s scoring title. Russell Westbrook netted a game-high 37 to go along with 11 rebounds and eight dimes in OKC’s losing effort.
J.R. Smith tacked on 22 points off the bench, while Raymond Felton contributed 16 and eight assists and Tyson Chandler cleaned up the trash and added 15 of his own. Jason Kidd and Chris Copeland added six combined three-pointers in the victory as well.
The Knicks turned the ball over just six times that afternoon, and shot a clean 15-of-34 from 3-point range to push the winning streak to 12.