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Russell Westbrook has a triple-double in rebuilt Thunder's season-opening defeat of Knicks

Russell Westbrook has a triple-double in rebuilt Thunder's season-opening defeat of Knicks

Russell Westbrook had a triple-double and the Thunder beat the New York Knicks 105-84 on Thursday night in Oklahoma City in their first regular-season game with All-Star additions Paul George and Carmelo Anthony.

Westbrook, the NBA MVP last season when he averaged a triple-double, had with 21 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds.

Paul George, who was acquired in an offseason trade with the Indiana Pacers, led the Thunder with 28 points. Anthony, who was traded from the Knicks to the Thunder right before training camp began, had 22 points against his former team.

Kristaps Porzingis had 31 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks. Enes Kanter, who joined the Knicks in the...

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