Feb 9, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots the ball as New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler (6) defends during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Thunder vs. Knicks Final: Kevin Durant scores 41 as OKC wins 112-100

Kevin Durant nearly posted another triple-double Sunday afternoon as the Thunder hosted the New York Knicks.

KD finished with 41 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists as the Thunder beat the Knicks 112-100.

Durant was matched up defending Carmelo Anthony from the start of the game and drastically outplayed him. Anthony scored just 15 points on 5-of-19 shooting.

Durant really should have put up even bigger scoring numbers but he missed five of his 18 free throw attempts.

Three other starters eclipsed double-figure scoring for the Thunder (I think you can guess which starter did not).

Reggie Jackson had 17 points and six assists, Serge Ibaka 16 points and nine rebounds and Thabo Sefolosha had 12 points and four steals.

The Thunder outscored New York in every period. OKC shot 54.8 percent from the field, accumulated 28 assists as a team and turned the ball over just 10 times.

The real difference in the box score was the Knicks simply shooting much worse from the field. The Thunder looked up for the game in hopes of rebounding from the bad loss Friday night in Orlando and their defense got the job done more than anything else.

Next up for the Thunder (41-12) will be a road game vs. the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

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