Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/19/13
DALLAS -- Kevin Durant scored a career-high 52 to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a hard-fought 117-114 overtime victory Friday night over the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. Oklahoma City (32-8) won its sixth game in row in its first return trip to Dallas since beating the Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs last season. Both meetings between these clubs separated by about three hours of highway have gone into OT this season, with the Thunder taking both. "Obviously, Kevin had a phenomenal game, but I thought Serge's two offensive rebounds down the stretch were a big part of the win," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. "Defensively they've been playing much better, faster and now they have Dirk [Nowitzki] back in the fold. It was a good game, one of those games that nobody deserved to lose. I'm glad we came out with the victory because that's not an easy win." The Mavericks trailed for most of the evening, but repeatedly fought back, usually behind re...
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