Mavericks vs Thunder: Game One
Final score: 98-99 OKC win (OKC leads 1-0)
Despite a strong performance from Dirk Nowitzki down the stretch, Kevin Durant stole the headlines as he bounced home the difficult jumpshot to steal the game from the Mavericks. The Mavs looked set to win it after two free throws which put them up by one but Durant was able to make the winner despite the defence of Shawn Marion draped all over him. With no time outs remaining, Jason Kidd inbounded the ball to Marion, but he was unable to get a shot off before time expired.
Jason Terry kept the Mavericks in the game during the first half and finished with 20 points for the game. Jason Kidd also quitely have ae good game with 8 points, 7 steals, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. James Harden peformed well in his return to the lineup after the hit from Metta World Peace and recieved a warm welcome from the OKC crowd.
Despite a poor shooting performance, Durant still ended up being the difference in the end as he scored 25 points. Westbrook had 28 to lead all comers in a terrific performance.
Posted on April 29, 2012, in Dallas Mavericks, Oklahoma City Thunder and tagged Dallas Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder, Russel Westbrook. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.