Dallas 114, Oklahoma City 117

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, January 18, 2013 9:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #16 David Guthrie, #77 Karl Lane
Attendance - 20434

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Oklahoma City 30 23 28 24 12 117
Dallas 22 24 26 33 9 114

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 32-8 19-3 13-5 W6
Dallas 17-24 11-8 6-16 L1

Recap


Thunder 117, Mavericks 114 (OT): Kevin Durant erupted for a career-high 52 points as visiting Oklahoma City won a thriller over Dallas.

After Mavericks guard O.J. Mayo tied the game on a desperation 3-pointer with two seconds remaining, the teams engaged in a spirited back-and-forth overtime. Durant's 3-pointer with 2:04 left gave the Thunder their first lead of the extra period, and he knocked down a 15-footer with 58 seconds to go for his second career 50-point performance.

The three-time scoring champion capped his virtuoso performance with a floater in the lane with 16 seconds left that gave the Thunder a lead they wouldn't relinquish. Dallas had a final chance to extend the game, but Vince Carter misfired on a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Durant made all 21 free throws he attempted while going 5-for-9 from 3-point range to surpass the 51 points he scored against Denver last Feb. 12. Russell Westbrook added 31 points while Serge Ibaka and Kevin Martin chipped in with 11 apiece.

Carter's 29 points paced the Mavericks, while Dirk Nowitzki and Mayo added 18 each.

Trailing by nine heading into the fourth, Dallas made quick work of the deficit, taking a 92-89 lead on the strength of six straight Nowitzki points. The teams then traded leads down the stretch, with Durant's 40th and 41st points of the night putting the Thunder ahead 101-98 with 1:15 left and setting the stage for the frenetic finish.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Durant's 52 points are an NBA season high. ... Fred Brown holds the Seattle/Oklahoma City franchise record with 58 points against the Golden State Warriors on March 23, 1974. ... The Thunder had just 13 assists on 39 made shots.

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   Dallas
Kevin Durant 52 Scoring Vince Carter 29
Russell Westbrook 6 Assists O.J. Mayo 7
Serge Ibaka 14 Rebounds Elton Brand 13
Kevin Durant 21 Free Throws Made Dirk Nowitzki 8
Kevin Durant 2 Steals Darren Collison 3
Serge Ibaka 2 Blocks Elton Brand 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 117 41.1 6-20 33-36 13 53 2 8 17
Dallas 114 45.1 7-20 25-30 24 46 3 11 16

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Orlando. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .391 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Denver . The Thunder have a W/L % of .781 after a win and .875 after a loss.