With a little less than eight minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and the Thunder leading by 20, Jackson found himself with a clear path to the basket from the left wing after Tyson Chandler tripped unexpectedly to the court. Jackson took one hard dribble towards the paint before gathering to throw down a one-handed slam over Stoudemire, who flew by from the weakside in hopes of blocking the shot. The 6-foot-3 Jackson packed some punch into the slam, and he drew an appreciative reaction from the crowd even though he was on the road.
Jackson, 23, entered Christmas averaging a career-high 12.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in his third season out of Boston College. He finished with 18 points (on 6-for-16 shooting) and two assists in 25 minutes off the bench for Oklahoma City.
The Thunder were led by 29 points (on 10-for-16 shootin), seven rebounds and six assists from Kevin Durant, and Russell Westbrook tallied a triple-double with 14 points (on 5-for-15 shooting), 13 rebounds and 10 assists in just 29 minutes.
Stoudemire led the Knicks with 22 points (on 10-for-16 shooting) and two rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. added 21 points (on 8-for-19 shooting) in the losing effort. Oklahoma City improved to 23-5 with the win; New York dropped to 9-19 with the loss.