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Thunder 98 @ Mavericks 99 - Recap



For the second game in a row, the Oklahoma City Thunder lost by a single point. They had their chances.

With a minute to go, Kevin Durant was fouled shooting a three-pointer, but made only two of three free throws to tie the game 93-93.

A couple of Durant free throws with six seconds left brought the Thunder to a 98-99 deficit. Jason Terry was subsequently fouled, but missed both free throws, giving Oklahoma City one last desperation attempt—but to no avail.

The Thunder sent the Mavericks to the line 39 times, converting 33 of them.

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Durant finished the game with 30 points, but on just 6-18 shooting and 14-16 from the charity stripe. It was his fourth straight game with at least 30. Russell Westbrook added 18 points and six assists. Nick Collison had a double-double with ten points and ten rebounds off the bench.

The Oklahoma City franchise has not beaten the Mavericks in Dallas since 2004.

Dallas broke a two-game home losing streak and now embarks on a five-game, east coast road trip.




After reaching the 20,000 point plateau against the Lakers on Wednesday, Nowitzki went back to his usual habits, scoring 32 points on 9-of-18 shooting. He made 14-of-15 free throws. Nowitzki is averaging 26.6 points and close to nine boards per game in the month of January.

Jason Kidd had a double-double with 11 points and 11 assists. Josh Howard also scored 11 points. Jason Terry contributed 21 points from the bench.


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By: Jonathan Woo
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