Oklahoma City Thunder: 'Melo continues dominance over Kevin Durant

With Sunday's 125-120 victory over the Thunder, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is now 11-1 all-time against Kevin Durant in NBA games where both have played.
By John Rohde Published: April 8, 2013

With Sunday's 125-120 victory over the Thunder, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is now 11-1 all-time against Kevin Durant in NBA games where both have played.

Durant's lone head-to-head victory against Anthony came in a 151-147 double-overtime contest at KeyArena on April 6, 2008, which means Durant has yet to defeat Anthony while with the Thunder. Anthony did not play in OKC's 95-94 victory at New York on March 7 this season.

Against Durant, Anthony has averaged 30.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals while shooting 50.4 percent from the field, 40.0 percent from 3-point range and 84.8 percent from the free-throw line.

Meanwhile, Durant has averaged 26.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals while shooting 42.2 percent from the floor, 38.3 percent from 3-point range and 89.1 percent from the free-throw line.

HOT START

Presumably, Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has taken an early lead for Western Conference player of the month honors.

So far in April, Westbrook is averaging 29.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 8.0 assists while shooting 47.2 percent from the field and 84.2 percent from the free-throw line.

AGAINST THE NORM

Sunday's loss by OKC went against the norm in many aspects and lowered the Thunder's season records to the following: 33-6 at home; 11-4 on Sundays; 10-4 at home against the Eastern Conference; 25-2 when shooting 50 percent or better; 25-3 when five players score in double-digits; 38-4 when more assists than opponent; 15-6 when blocking 10 shots or more; 40-15 with more fast-break points; 38-9 with more points in the paint; 55-18 when opponent shoots less than 50 percent.

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