The positive moment of the Knicks is interrupted, who return to lose after three consecutive successes, wasting a terrible start to the game by the opponents. The Thunder in fact start very badly, scoring only 15 points with 21% shooting in the first quarter, but they recover and win thanks to 25 + 10 + 7 by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the 23 from the bench by Hamidou Diallo, decisive with his energy.
The Knicks paid for a very low-level attack, shooting under 36% of the team despite only four turnovers. Leading the team of coach Thibodeau are, as always, RJ Barrett (19 points in 44 minutes) and Julius Randle (18 + 12 + 7 despite fouling problems), while Elfrid Payton needed 16 shots to score 16 points scoring only 4 baskets. This is OKC’s fourth win out of five away games