New season, new teammates, same old Russell Westbrook.

The reigning MVP picked up where he left off last season, recording a triple-double in the new-look Thunder's first game of the season, a 105-84 with over the Knicks.  

With 21 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds, Westbrook joins Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history with 20-plus points, 15 or more assists and 10-plus rebounds in his team's season opener. But unlike last season, it's not all about Westbrook anymore. 

All-Star additions Paul George and Carmelo Anthony also shined in the blowout win at Chesapeake Energy Arena. George led the Thunder with 28 points while Anthony added 22 against his former team.

The Raptors and Clippers joined the Thunder in the win column on Thursday's small slate. Toronto topped the hapless Bulls, 117-111 while the Clippers won the battle for Los Angeles 108-92 to spoil Lonzo Ball's Lakers debut. 

Studs of the night

Kristaps Porzingis scored 31 points with 12 rebounds for the Knicks but Enes Kanter (10 points) was the only other Knicks player in double-figures. 

Toronto big man Jonas Valanciunas had 23 points and 15 rebounds in the Raptors win over the Bulls, while new teammate C.J. Miles added 22 points. 

Clippers big men Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan put up impressive point-and-rebound totals in a win over the Lakers. Griffin finished with 29 and 12 while Jordan grabbed 24 rebounds to go with 14 points. 

Dud of the night

Lonzo Ball struggled in his anticipated Lakers debut, scoring just three points on 1-of-6 shooting against the Clippers. Ball, who missed time in the preseason with an ankle injury, registered a minus-14 and had just four assists. 


Blake Griffin posterized Julius Randle in the first quarter of the battle for Los Angeles. 

NBA schedule

Celtics (0-2) at 76ers (0-1), Friday 7 p.m. ET — Boston looks for its first win without Gordon Hayward while Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons look to take advantage of the Celtics' lack of depth.

Cavaliers (1-0) at Bucks (1-0), Friday 7 p.m ET — LeBron James vs. Giannis Antetokounmpo, need we say more?