Oklahoma City Thunder Take Down The Dallas Mavericks 104-102
Kevin Durant nailed a three pointer as time expired to give the Oklahoma City Thunder the 104-102 win over the Dallas Mavericks. The Thunder let Dallas wipe away a five-point deficit in the final 46 seconds to take the lead on Vince Carter’s 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds remaining. Unfortunately for the Mavericks, that was just enough time for Thabo Sefolosha to get the ball to Durant, who drilled a 3 from the right wing that improved his team to 4-0.
Dirk Nowitzki had 29 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Mavericks, whose title defense is off to a 0-3 start. Dallas had been blown out in its first two losses against Miami and Denver before letting a close one slip away.
Russell Westbrook had 16 points in his second straight subpar performance, but he made up for it with a few critical plays down the stretch.
If the Mavericks hope to make the playoffs again, much less have the opportunity to make it back to the title game, something has to change, and fast.