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Final Score: Thunder 112, Knicks 100

Oh well.

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You know when a big, long-armed person holds a much smaller person by the head so no matter how furiously they swing and swing and swing, they can't land a punch? Sunday afternoon between the Thunder and Knicks was like that, except the Knicks didn't even swing that hard.

New York competed, which was nice in its own way, but it took an unexpected burst of outside scoring from Raymond Felton and Iman Shumpert for them to hang. Once those guys regressed, OKC's shadowy defense on Carmelo Anthony (5-19. Woof.) and the Knicks' own inability to prevent open threes kept New York at arm's length. The Thunder are so crisp offensively, but damn, watching the Knick guards struggle to negotiate picks and the bigs fail to bother anyone driving to the rim remains discouraging.

I guess it's nice the Knicks didn't get embarrassed like they did on Christmas. They didn't really have a shot, though. There...well...I don't have much to say in a recap, but I'll put something else up later.