Gilgeous-Alexander, Giddey power Thunder past Knicks

NEW YORK (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 37 points, Josh Giddey hit a triple-double and the Oklahoma City Thunder shot a season-high 62.5% from the game in a 145-135 win over the New York Knicks on Sunday Field.

Giddey had 24 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds for the Thunder, who picked up their fifth straight win at Madison Square Garden. Giddey joined Wilt Chamberlain (1968) as the only other player in NBA history to record triple-doubles in his first two games with MSG.

“Every time your name is in the company of (Chamberlain), one of the greats of all time, is special,” Giddey said. “But basketball is a team game. So if those things help me win and help the guys around me get better, then it’s worth it.”

Lu Dort also had 24 points for Oklahoma City and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl added 17.

“We got the right shots; We made the right passes,” said Thunder coach Mark Daigneault. “Nobody hit it. We just shifted it and let the ball find the right one. The boys were all ready to attack. It was a good offense.”

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