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OKLAHOMA CITY -- The showdown between the NBAs top two scorers turned out to be a mismatch. Arizona Diamondbacks Jerseys . Oklahoma Citys Kevin Durant outscored New Yorks Carmelo Anthony 41-15, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New York Knicks 112-100 on Sunday. Durant, the leagues leading scorer, also had 10 rebounds and nine assists. Anthony, the leagues No. 2 scorer, had 15 points on 5-for-19 shooting for the Knicks. Thunder coach Scott Brooks took Durant out of the game with 1:24 remaining, leaving Durant short of a rare 40-point triple-double by a single assist. "I got on Serge (Ibaka)," Durant said, laughing. "He missed a dunk and he passed up a shot." Durant also was largely responsible for guarding Anthony. "He missed some shots that he normally makes," Durant said. "I just tried to play as strong as I can, contest some shots and not get discouraged when he hits them because he makes tough shots and hes a guy that can get hot. I just try to rely on my teammates, and they did a great job of helping me out, building a wall behind me, and I just tried to play as hard as I can." Reggie Jackson had 19 points and six assists and Ibaka had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Thunder, who were coming off a 103-102 loss to struggling Orlando on Friday night. Raymond Felton and Amare Stoudemire each scored 16 points for the Knicks, who have lost four of five. The Thunder made 12 3-pointers and shot 55 per cent overall. Oklahoma City led 58-53 at halftime as Durant outscored Anthony 19-7. The Thunder asserted themselves in the third quarter. Jackson drained a 3-pointer to put the Thunder up 76-64 midway through the period. Durants 3-pointer gave the Thunder an 81-69 edge, and the Knicks called a timeout. New York cut Oklahoma Citys lead to 86-80 early in the fourth quarter on a dunk by Jeremy Tyler, but Oklahoma City pulled away. A 3-pointer by Durant pushed Oklahoma Citys lead to 95-86. "You can double him but hes a willing passer now and hes finding people all over the place. He was good tonight, real good," Knicks coach Mike Woodson said. Oklahoma City led 97-88 with 5:34 remaining when Ibaka was issued a technical foul. Anthony made the free throw, but the Knicks didnt get anything out of the possession. The Thunder took control from there as a long jumper by Ibaka put Oklahoma City ahead 105-90. Durant scored his 40th point on a free throw with 1:41 remaining. NOTES: Knicks guard Metta World Peace, who as Ron Artest attacked a fan in the stands in 2004 while playing for Indiana, said Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart can learn from his incident with a fan on Saturday night. Smart shoved Texas Tech superfan Jeff Orr late in the game. "I think that emotion and that fire could be directed towards winning on the court instead of directed other ways," World Peace said. ... The Thunder shot 60 per cent in the first half. ... Anthony played the late minutes of the game with five fouls. Shelby Miller Jersey .Y. -- The Buffalo Bills will head into the regular season short on experience at quarterback after trimming the roster on Friday. Paul Goldschmidt Jersey .J. - Pete Carroll is in support of the NFL looking further into whether medicinal marijuana could beneficial for players.DALLAS - Anders Lindback was surprised when Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff sent the backup goalie on to the ice just 10 minutes into Tuesday nights game.Starter Kari Lehtonen had allowed two goals on five shots before his earliest exit this season. And Ruff said it might be the earliest he has pulled a goalie in 18 seasons as an NHL head coach.In the second period, the Stars roared back, scoring four goals, two by John Klingberg, and Lindback stopped all 14 Ottawa shots. Dallas turned a two-goal deficit into a two-goal lead and went on to win 5-4.It would take quite a bit of thinking to go through all those games, but I dont think Ive pulled a goalie that early before, Ruff said. It worked out. Sometimes youre lucky as a coach.Lindback said, Obviously, I didnt think (hed go in so early). But sometimes a coach will just try to do something to wake your guys up. Im sure it would have been the same result if (Lehtonen) stayed in there.Trevor Daley and Erik Cole also scored in the second, which Dallas had entered trailing 3-1 and exited with a 5-3 lead.Ruff said, We might have played one of our worst first periods and then played one of our best second periods.In the third, Lindback gave up a power-play goal but made 15 more saves. He finished with 34 saves and two goals allowed.Ottawas Mike Hoffman, Clarke MacArthur and Jared Cowen each scored in the first period. Milan Michalek added a third-period goal.Boys played fine. They played good. I didnt, Senators goalie Robin Lehner said. Difference in the game.I feel like Im in position most of them but I guess it hits me over the pad, far side, right by the post. Thats what Im there for, but man, its not happening for me.Senators coach Dave Cameron disagreed.Were not going to look at this game and say we lost this game because of RRobin Lehner by any means. Zack Greinke Jersey. We didnt. We lost this game as a team effort.Cole and Ales Hemsky each had a goal and an assist for Dallas.The Stars Travis Moen and Alex Goligoski and Ottawas Mark Stone and Bobby Ryan each had two assists.Dallas victory ended a four-game losing streak (0-2-2).Lehner made 24 saves before being pulled for an extra skater with 1:38 to play.Hoffman gave the Senators a 1-0 lead 4:57 into the game with his team-leading 15th goal. He skated across the blue line into the right faceoff circle and sent a wrist shot past Lehtonen to the left side of the net.MacArthurs power-play goal at 10:30 from almost the same spot hit the left goalpost and went in. That knocked Lehtonen from the game.Dallas came back within a goal when Hemskys slap shot from the right circle at 16:08 beat Lehner.Jared Cowens rebound goal at 17:55 against Lindback put the Senators ahead 3-1 going to the second period.The Stars tied the game at 3 on second-period goals by Trevor Daley at 2:38 and Klingberg at 8:42.Coles tip-in goal at 17:19 provided Dallas its first lead, and Klingberg scored again on assists from Hemsky and Cole with 9 seconds remaining in the second.Michalek scored on the power play at 6:00 of the third, on the second rebound after a shot by Ryan.NOTES: Dallas C Vernon Fiddler (lower-body injury) did not play for the first time since March 10, 2014. ... Daleys goal was his career-high 10th. ... Hemsky, a former Senator, has goals in three of his last four games. ... RW Alex Chiasson, sent from Dallas to Ottawa in a trade for C Jason Spezza, scored his first point in 12 games when he assisted on Michaleks goal. ... The Senators have lost their last four games in Dallas dating to Dec. 7, 2007. ... Ottawa finished a four-game road trip 1-2-1. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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