Dallas 102, Oklahoma City 104

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, December 29, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #17 Joe Crawford, #31 Scott Wall, #58 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Dallas 29 23 24 26 102
Oklahoma City 28 28 22 26 104

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 0-3 0-2 0-1 L3
Oklahoma City 4-0 2-0 2-0 W4

Recap


Kevin Durant hit a 3-point basket at the buzzer as the Oklahoma City Thunder remained unbeaten by posting a 104-102 victory over the visiting Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.

Durant’s electrifying basket allowed the Thunder (4-0) to defeat the team that eliminated them from the second round of last season’s playoffs.

Vince Carter hit a straight-away 3-point basket with 1.4 seconds remaining to give Dallas (0-3) a one-point lead before Durant drained the game-winning shot, capping a 30-point, 11-rebound performance.

The Mavericks are the first defending NBA champions to start 0-3 since the 1969-70 Boston Celtics lost their first four games.

Dirk Nowitzki had 29 points for Dallas, which is off to its worst start since losing the first four games of the 2006-07 campaign.

Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka added 16 points apiece and James Harden scored 15 for Oklahoma City, which overcame 26 turnovers by shooting 58.7 percent from the field.

Jason Terry had 16 points and Delonte West scored 15 for the Mavericks.

Durant hit a free-throw line jumper with 1:21 left to give the Thunder a 98-96 edge. The lead reached five when Westbrook made a 17-foot jumper with 46 seconds left.

Terry drained a 3-pointer for Dallas with 34.5 seconds to play and Ibaka missed two free throws with 9.7 seconds left to set up the late-game sequence.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Oklahoma City
Dirk Nowitzki 29 Scoring Kevin Durant 30
Jason Terry 9 Assists Kevin Durant 6
Dirk Nowitzki 10 Rebounds Kevin Durant 11
Dirk Nowitzki 10 Free Throws Made Kevin Durant 7
Jason Kidd 5 Steals Eric Maynor 2
Brendan Haywood 1 Blocks Serge Ibaka 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 102 42.2 9-26 17-21 25 38 1 14 12
Oklahoma City 104 58.7 6-14 24-32 19 38 8 8 26

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Phoenix. The Thunder have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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