Excellent live news: Beijing home news on January 9, 2021, the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the New York Knicks 101-89 away
The Knicks’ 3-game winning streak came to an end.
The star of the game: Alexander scored his first double-double of the season. Alexander contributed a lot to the Thunder’s victory over the Knicks in this hard-fought battle.
Especially in the third quarter, the Knicks Randall fired fiercely and scored 11 points.
But Alexander stepped forward. He made consecutive breakthroughs and added three-pointers, scoring 12 points in a single quarter to help the team gain an advantage.
In the final quarter, Alexander also scored a key three-pointer, laying the foundation for the team’s final victory.
In the whole game, Alexander sent his first double-double of the season, scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists.
In the first quarter, the Knicks took the lead in opening the situation amidst the sound of iron strikes. Payton’s tip-up scored the first points for the team. He led the team with 6 points in the opening game.
The Knicks quickly took a 19-8 double-digit lead.
The Thunder couldn’t find their status for a long time. They only scored 2 points in the first 4 minutes, and all 7 points in the first 7 minutes came from veteran Horford. The bad start caused the scene to fall behind early, but the Knicks’ overall offense did not fully open
At the end, Muscala and Maledon scored consecutive COSCO shots to narrow the disadvantage to 9 points to end the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the situation on the field changed suddenly, and the Knicks’ offense suddenly stagnated, and they only scored one offense in 5 and a half minutes. The Thunder relied on a wave of 13-2 offensive climax to overtake the score by 28-26.
At the critical moment, Rivers Jr. and Knox teamed up to retaliate with a 10-3 offensive, and the Knicks regained their 5-point lead.
Horford, who was in good form, continued to show off, scoring 3 goals in a row, including 2 three-pointers, leading the team to another 11-6 spurt. After the first half, the Thunder tied the score at 42.
After changing sides, Randall scored the first 5 points for the Knicks, while the Thunder relied on Alexander’s consecutive layups to bite the score.
Most of the offenses of the duel in the quarter revolved around these two men, and Randall added 4 points to achieve a lead.
When Payton hit a three-pointer from the outside, Alexander went to the basket twice in a row to hold on to a weak lead. In the final matchup, Diallo scored 4 points to help the Thunder open the score.
The Knicks stopped the bleeding slightly, and after three quarters, the Thunder led by 6 points.
In the final quarter, the competition between the two teams became more intense. Rivers Jr. made a breakthrough and Diallo made a tip-up to return with 2 points.
Quikley hit a three-pointer, Pokusevski responded with a long shot, and after Diallo steals the fast break, the Thunder extended their advantage to double digits.
The Knicks did not give up. Randall and Barrett scored one after another, but the Thunder’s offensive continued unabated. Alexander made a three-pointer and Dortmund made a long shot. The Thunder sealed the victory and beat the Knicks away.
Thunder vs Knicks full game replay
Thunder vs Knicks full game replay
Scores and statistics of the two sides: Scores in a single quarter: 15-24, 27-18, 27-21, 32-26 (Thunder first) Thunder (4-4): Alexander 25 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists, Horford 15 points and 8 rebounds,
Diallo had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists, Bazley had 4 points and 7 rebounds, and Muscala had 5 points and 4 rebounds.
Knicks (5-4): Barrett 19 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists, Payton 16 points and 6 rebounds, Randall 18 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists, Robinson 6 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks, Rivers 12 points and 5
Rebounds and 6 assists, Knox 9 points and 4 rebounds.
Both sides start: Thunder: Alexander, Hill, Dortmund, Bezley, Horford Knicks: Barrett, Payton, Randall, Bullock, Robinson