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NEW YORK -- Russell Westbrook doesnt just do triple-doubles in games anymore.Now hes got one for the entire season.Westbrook raised his averages to 30.9 points, 11.3 assists and 10.3 rebounds through more than a month of play with his NBA-leading eighth triple-double as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New York Knicks 112-103 on Monday night.Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson is the only NBA player to average a triple-double for a season, so Westbrook was asked if his current pace is sustainable.Winning is sustainable, he said. Thats all I know, man, and my job is to make sure we go out and find the best way to win games and right now weve won three straight and thats the most important part for me.Westbrook had his third straight triple-double and the 45th of his career and nearly did it by halftime, finishing with 27 points, 18 rebounds and 14 assists. He had 14 points, 10 boards and nine assists at the break.He is going to put up numbers because of his ability and just how hard he plays and his gifts, but hes doing a lot of other things that the stat sheet doesnt measure, Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. I know everybody is focused on that right now and rightfully so. Its historic what hes doing. But hes really a complete point guard all the way around.Enes Kanter added a season-high 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Steven Adams had 14 points and 10 boards as the Thunder outrebounded the Knicks 53-40.We got manhandled. Thats tough, Knicks center Joakim Noah said. Russ definitely puts a lot of pressure on the bigs when hes going downhill like that. At the end of the day its always tough knowing that we lost the game on the glass.Derrick Rose scored a season-best 30 points, but the Knicks had their six-game home winning streak snapped. Kristaps Porzingis added 21 points and Carmelo Anthony had 18, but shot just 4 for 19.Westbrook fell just shy of his third straight 15-assist game, but had his highest rebound total of the season -- and one off his career best -- to keep the Thunder rolling after a recent three-game skid.The Knicks led by 11 in the first quarter and things were coming easily, but the Thunder began to grab control with Westbrooks hustle and Kanters muscle, getting numerous baskets inside to turn around the game.It happened so quickly that Westbrook nearly had the stat sheet stuffed before the break.Joffrey Lauvergne missed a 3-pointer that wouldve given Westbrook a 10th assist with 32 seconds left in the half, but the point guard who was MVP of the All-Star Game on this floor two years ago had a shot at the halftime triple-double after grabbing his 10th rebound on the defensive end with a little more than 20 seconds left. He brought the ball up and tried to create, but turned it over on a pass with about 5 seconds to go.TIP-INSThunder: They are 11-5 against the Knicks since moving to Oklahoma City in 2008. ... Donovan grew up in New York and played one season for the Knicks in 1987-88.Knicks: Coach Jeff Hornacek said reserve F Lance Thomas, who hasnt played since Nov. 12 because of a left ankle injury, has been working on the exercise bike and shooting and could be back at practice soon, though there is no timetable for his return to games.STRANGE SCHEDULEThe Thunder are in the midst of a five-game stretch in which they wont play consecutive games in the same time zone. They came to New York for essentially a one-game road trip in between home games Saturday and Wednesday.HE KNOWS NOAHNoah hasnt made a huge impact yet in his first season with the Knicks, but his college coach thinks he will. Donovan, who coached Florida to back-to-back national championships when Noah played there, said the center has incredible heart and praised him as a team leader who cares only about winning.Hes going to put his work in, but hes one of those guys in my opinion thats just truly all about sacrifice, team and winning, Donovan said. So I think hell bring that to the Knicks throughout the entire season.UP NEXTThunder: Host Washington on Wednesday, their first game against former Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks.Knicks: Visit Minnesota on Wednesday to start another home-and-home set, with the return game at Madison Square Garden on Friday. Authentic Shoes Wholesale .Y. -- Bills receiver Stevie Johnson has a bone to pick with the NFL schedule maker. Wholesale Shoes China Free Shipping ., and Rudi Swiegers of Kipling, Sask., took sixth spot on Saturday in pairs at the NHK Trophy ISU Grand Prix figure skating competition. http://www.cheapshoes.us.org/ . Marincin has played in two NHL games so far this season with two penalty minutes. The 21-year-old has three goals, four assists and a plus-5 rating in 24 games with the American Hockey Leagues Oklahoma City Barons this season. Best Cheap Fake Shoes . -- New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis is retiring after a 16-year career to become the goalie coach for the Los Angeles Galaxy. Trendy Wholesale Shoes . -- Jonathan Drouin gave Halifax the boost it needed to edge host Sherbrooke Phoenix 3-2 in a shootout in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.BALTIMORE -- Both teams were outstanding defensively. The pitching was sharp, too. A well-played game between the Los Angeles Angels and Baltimore Orioles was ultimately turned on one swing by Nick Markakis, who has made a habit of delivering the big hit in pressure situations this season. Miguel Gonzalez allowed one run over eight innings and Markakis hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the seventh inning to give Baltimore a 3-2 victory Tuesday night. Light-hitting Ryan Flaherty contributed two well-timed hits for the Orioles, whose third straight victory put them a season-high nine games over .500 (37-28). Baltimore will seek to complete a three-game sweep on Wednesday afternoon. With the score tied at 1, the Orioles used two-out infield hits by Danny Valencia, Steve Pearce and Flaherty to load the bases in the seventh. Left-hander Scott Downs was then brought in to face Markakis, who lined a single to centre for a 3-1 lead. "You want to be in those situations," said Markakis, whos now batting .346 with 10 RBIs when there are two outs and runners in scoring position. "Ive faced Downs enough to know what hes going to do up there. He tries to sink the ball in on leftys hands and he does a good job of it. I was just looking for a ball up in the zone. "Anything up that I could reach, I was swinging. He left one up over the plate, I put a good swing on it and we scored two runs." Markakis also made two fine plays in right field, third baseman Manny Machado made several fine pickups and first baseman Chris Davis snagged a smoking line drive that began an unassisted double play. But Angels centre fielder Peter Bourjos made the defensive play of the night, robbing J.J. Hardy of a two-run homer in the first inning. After retreating toward the warning track, Bourjos pressed his body against the wall with a perfectly timed leap, stuck his glove well over the 7-foot barrier and caught the ball. "When fans come to a game, thats what they expect -- good defence, hitting and good pitching," Markakis said. "You saw that tonight, and it was a good ballgame." Especially for the Orioles. Los Angeles lost its fourth in a row despite getting a solid outing from left-hander Jason Vargas and a home run by Mike Trout that travelled an estimated 448 feet. "Both guys were throwing the ball well," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "I really liked the way Jason Vargas pitched tonight. Three infield hhits in the seventh inning kind of set the table for them and they got the big hit from Markakis.dddddddddddd" Vargas (5-4) allowed three runs, seven hits and a walk in 6 2-3 sharp innings. The loss ended the left-handers five-game winning streak -- a run that started with a shutout of Baltimore on May 3. "That happens when you leave runners on base," Vargas said. "Granted, the balls werent hit that well." Howie Kendrick had two hits for Los Angeles, which has dropped nine of 11. Gonzalez (4-2) gave up four hits, walked one and struck out five. Jim Johnson got two outs in the ninth before Josh Hamilton doubled and scored on a single by Albert Pujols. Johnson then struck out Mark Trumbo to earn his 23rd save, and third in three games. Poised to throw his first career complete game, Gonzalez was removed by manager Buck Showalter after throwing 96 pitches. Asked if he wanted to go nine innings, Gonzalez said, "That would have been fun. But Buck knows what hes doing, and J.J. did a good job finishing the game." Trout put the Angels up 1-0 in the fourth with his 12th home run, the second in two nights. Its the ninth time in his career hes homered in successive games. In the bottom half, Hardy was thwarted in a second straight at-bat. After being victimized earlier by Bourjos, Hardy popped a foul toward the seats in left. As Trout prepared to make the catch, a fan wearing a Trout jersey stuck his glove in the way. The ball bounced off the fans mitt and landed on the ground, but third base umpire Joe West called Hardy out because of fan interference. Held to two hits through five innings, the Orioles pulled even in the sixth. No. 9 hitter Flaherty singled and Markakis followed with a single that momentarily handcuffed Bourjos for an error, putting runners at second and third. Manny Machado followed with an RBI grounder, providing Baltimore with its first run against Vargas in 15 innings this season. NOTES: Machado extended his hitting streak to nine games with a first-inning single before being picked off first base by Angels C Chris Iannetta. ... Baltimores Chris Davis ended an 0-for-16 skid with an infield hit in the first inning, although replays showed he was out at first. ... Jason Hammel (1-3, 7.33 ERA at home) starts for the Orioles in the series finale Wednesday. Jerome Williams will be on the mound for L.A. ... Trouts eight homers against Baltimore are his most against any opponent. ' ' '

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