About 90 minutes before tipoff, the Thunder were put in one of those no-win situations. Well, actually, there was still a win up for grabs. More like a diluted-win situation. Carmelo Anthony was ruled out which meant if the Thunder won, they were supposed to. If they lost, apparent disaster. But winning, regardless of who the other side puts on the floor, is a lot better than losing. And not to make this win over the Knicks sound special, but the Knicks without Melo — in Madison Square Garden — aren’t exactly a pushover. The Knicks without Melo period aren’t a pushover. Just ask the Heat.
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