Oklahoma City Thunder defeat New York Knicks, 106-88

OKLAHOMA CITY - Wilson Chandler is both unassuming and low maintenance, a rare combination in the NBA these days.

He's the type of guy who'll buy an orange and blue Knicks baseball cap rather than ask the team for a freebie.

"I got it in West New York," Chandler said yesterday of his latest headgear. "It's my favorite cap store."

Shy and reserved, Chandler is not as popular as David Lee and he's certainly not as polarizing as Nate Robinson. He is, however, just as...

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Knicks were afraid, very afraid. And it had nothing to do with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

For two days, several players had trouble sleeping because they were convinced that their downtown hotel is haunted.

"I definitely believe it," Jared Jeffries said. "The place is haunted. It's scary."

Eddy Curry claims he slept for only two hours Sunday night because he couldn't stop thinking about ghosts roaming the hotel.

For years, guests staying at ...

Thunder 106, Knicks 88

OKLAHOMA CITY - Kevin Durant is slowly but surely evolving into a world-class player along the lines of guys named Kobe, LeBron, Wade and Carmelo. He's that's good. And he's only 21.

Durant made believers out of the Knicks Monday night while driving home the point of how crucial it is for Donnie Walsh and Mike D'Antoni to land a franchise-changing player this summer.

"He's easily one of the top five players in the league," Jared Jeffries sai...