Carmelo Anthony hits milestone as Thunder rolls

Carmelo Anthony hits milestone as Thunder rolls

Stan Van Gundy anticipated that the Oklahoma City Thunder would become one of the Western Conference's elite teams.

The Oklahoma City Thunder forward became the 21st player to score 25,000 points in an National Basketball Association career Saturday, as he scored 21 points in the Thunder's 121-108 win over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday.

"Their spirit, their competitiveness, their togetherness, all of that, their work habits here at practice, all really, really good", he said.

Things were going about as smoothly as possible for the Thunder on Saturday afternoon on the road against a hungry Detroit Pistons squad.

Westbrook, on the other hand, had a near triple-double with 37 points, 9 rebounds, 14 assists, and two steals with only one turnover.

Oklahoma City outscored Philadelphia 35-25 in the third quarter to grab a nine-point lead entering the final frame.

Unfortunately, too many times they shoot themselves in the foot with poor third quarter performances.

At the time of the injury, Roberson had 5 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 block in 22 minutes. Now without further adieu, we move on to a melancholy player grades. Raymond Felton hit back-to-back 3-pointers to put the Thunder up 10, and Oklahoma City led 82-74 at the end of the period. "He was unbelievable", Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. Without Roberson, it'll likely be rookie Terrance Ferguson or second-year guard Alex Abrines getting more minutes. However, Anthony might not be capable of defending wings for extended periods at this point, which would make a big lineup a non-starter. The Pistons now face back-to-back games against LeBron James and the Cavaliers.

Anthony ended with 21 on the night, and scored his 25,000th on a free throw during the third quarter, which was part of a 15-0 run for the Thunder at the start of the second half.

"Obviously, we're frustrated as a team, just like we were frustrated last game when we lost", Harris said. For the Pistons, Reggie Bullock is questionable with a thumb injury.