Field Goal %
- OKC 53.6
- 42.2 NY
Three Point %
- OKC 54.2
- 26.1 NY
- OKC 10
- 12 NY
- OKC 54
- 50 NY
- New York, NY
0:00 - 4th Quarter
End of Game
In 27 minutes, Serge Ibaka finished with 24 points on 10-of-14 (71%) shooting from the floor, his third-best scoring output of the season. However, it was his defensive impact that left a mark on the game, where he contested 8 shots on Wednesday, holding the Knicks scoreless (0-of-8) on those shots.
Russell Westbrook had 10 assists on Wednesday en route to his 7th-career triple double. Westbrook connected with Kevin Durant 4 times for a total of 10 points. Westbrook has assisted Durant 78 times this season, 44.8% of his total assists.
J.R. Smith shot 8-of-21 on Wednesday, including 5-of-13 on two-point shots. Smith shot from an average distance of 17.1 feet, which has been a rough spot for him this season. Entering Christmas Day's game, Smith was shooting 23.6% on such shots this season. For his career Smith has shot 38% on midrange jumpers (10-19 feet).
If Russell Westbrook remains on the bench for the rest of this game, he will become the 3rd guard in the last 10 years to register a triple-double with fewer than 30 minutes played, joining Stephen Curry (Nov. 2013 at 76ers) and Steve Nash (March 2005 vs 76ers).
Russell Westbrook is the 5th player to record a triple-double on Christmas Day in NBA history.
LeBron James came from behind to block Avery Bradley in the Cavaliers' rout of the Celtics Friday, adding another entry to his long list of chase-down prey.
After their lopsided Game 2 loss to the Cavaliers, the Celtics will try to regroup knowing they already have come back from an 0-2 deficit in these playoffs. But they face a big challenge with Isaiah Thomas now questionable for Game 3 with a hip injury.
LeBron James says the league knows what he brings to the table and his only job is to be the MVP for the Cavaliers every night.