Grading Thunder players after loss to Knicks at home
In the first game back home following a four-game road trip, the Oklahoma City Thunder lost 129-119 to the New York Knicks. The Knicks bounced back on the second night of a back-to-back after a challenging game in Phoenix. OKC dropped its second straight game as it begins a home stand wrapped around Thanksgiving.
The Knicks seized control early and never looked back
New York’s three-headed monster of southpaws gave the Knicks an early advantage they would hold the entire way. Jalen Brunson, Julius Randle, and RJ Barrett each had stretches where they made their prescience known.
As for the Thunder, it was an underwhelming performance for most of the night. Outside of a few runs to spark some energy and excitement, the Paycom Center crowd was mostly quiet. OKC’s deficit reached a high of 17 early in the third quarter. While the Thunder were able to get that back down to around 10 for most of the remaining minutes, it was just too big of a hole for them to overcome.