In the battle between the two leading scorers in the NBA, Carmelo Anthony came out on top, and the New York Knicks defeated the Kevin Durant-lead Oklahoma City Thunder, 125-120. The Knicks are now on a 12-game winning streak.

The Knicks' offense was fired up throughout the game. In each of the first three quarters they scored at least 30 points. In the fourth quarter, however, their offense stagnated and suddenly the Thunder tied the game with just over five minutes left. The Thunder made a charge with Reggie Jackson, Russell Westbrook, and Durant going blow-for-blow with the Knicks down the stretch, but New York held out.

Anthony scored 36 points and had a double-double as he pulled down 12 rebounds. Nine of those rebounds were on the offensive end, most notably following and tipping in his shots in the fourth quarter to stifle Oklahoma City's run. This is the fourth-straight game that Anthony scored 30 or more points. Raymond Felton had 16 points and eight assists for the Knicks.