Westbrook Has 32 Points in Return as Thunder Beat Knicks by 27Rob Gloster
Russell Westbrook scored 32 points in his first game back after missing 14 contests with a broken right hand as the Oklahoma City Thunder won 105-78 against the visiting New York Knicks.
Westbrook had 14 points in the first quarter last night, personally outscoring the Knicks -- who shot 18 percent in that period, making four of 22 shots, and trailed 30-13 heading into the second quarter.
The Thunder, who have struggled with Westbrook and reigning National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant out with injuries, improved to 5-12.
The Knicks fell to 4-13 in a homecoming for coach Derek Fisher, who finished his playing career with the Thunder last season before retiring and taking over as Knicks coach.
Knicks scoring leader Carmelo Anthony missed his second straight game with back spasms and told reporters he was not sure when he’ll be able to return.