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NEW YORK -- Russell Westbrook doesnt just do triple-doubles in games anymore. Air Max 97 Barely Rose .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. Air Max Sequent 97 . The Swede became the first golfer to win the PGA Tours FedEx Cup and European Tours Race to Dubai in the same season. "It is still taking a little time to sink in what Ive achieved this week as was the case when I won the FedEx Cup but then it just kept getting better and better as the days went on and I am sure this will be the same," he said. Air Max 97 Cocoa Snake . Ivanovic was leading 7-5, 1-0 when Hantuchova withdrew after falling 0-40 behind in the second game. The match started slowly for Ivanovic, who surrendered her first two serves as Hantuchova took a 5-3 lead. . Westbrook has missed 27 games since having a procedure on Dec. 27 to deal with swelling in his injured right knee — the third operation on the knee in nine months. OSLO, Norway -- Speaking through her tears, cross-country skier Therese Johaug denied knowingly taking a banned performance-enhancing drug.Johaug, a three-time Olympic cross-country medalist from Norway, has tested positive for the steroid clostebol. The Norwegian ski federation said Thursday the drug came from sun lotion given to her by team doctor Fredrik Bendiksen.I am not guilty. I asked the doctor and he said it was not on the doping list, Johaug said at a news conference, wiping tears away with her hands. And he said no.Bendiksen, who was also at the news conference, stepped down from his job after taking the blame for the positive test.It is my personal mistake as a medical doctor, said Bendiksen, who said he only read the ingredients that were printed on the box. It is my responsibility.Bendiksen said he had given Johaug the cream Trofodermin to treat sun burns on her lips after altitude training with the Norwegian cross-country team in Italy in late August.She has told the whole truth, Bendiksen said. I take responsibility for Therese using the balm that has tthe illegal drug clostebol. Air Max 97 Camo. ... In my opinion, she is innocent.Johaug had a urine test on Sept. 16, and the Norwegian anti-doping agency informed her of the finding on Oct. 4.Torbjorn Skogstad, the head of Norways cross-country committee, said a meeting has been called to discuss any immediate measures.Norwegian ski federation secretary general Stein Opsal said it was too early to say if she would be suspended, saying they were awaiting a decision from Anti-Doping Norway.Anders Solheim, the head of the anti-doping agency, said the matter would be treated with the highest priority.All aspects of the matter must be disclosed in the best possible way, also facts that support the athlete, so we can present it to (the bodys) prosecution committee for review, Solheim said.Johaug, a seven-time world champion, won gold in the 4x5-kilometer relay at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. She took silver and bronze medals at the 2014 Games in Sochi. ' ' '