The Knicks were playing without Carmelo Anthony because of his ankle injury and still played like the Knicks. Did anybody doubt the Thunder was going to come away with the win?
Actually, that question is a bit obvious. Here's a better one: Did anybody expect Russell Westbrook to come away with a triple double? Well, he had the seventh of his career by the third quarter as he finished the game with 14 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists. Westbrook became the fifth to do so in a Christmas Day matchup and the first since LeBron James did so in 2010 (Oscar Robertson is still the only one to do it more than once). So when you're on the verge of winning 123-94 and made your way into an elite group, there's only about one more thing to do: Be a good guy and help out with court maintenance. Merry Christmas from Westbrook.
[via Bleacher Report]