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Kevin Durant scored a career-high 52 points, including the go-ahead basket with 16.5 seconds left in overtime, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off a Dallas Mavericks rally for a 117-114 victory Friday night.
The Thunder, who won their sixth straight, ended a season-high four-game winning streak for the Mavericks. It was Oklahoma City's second overtime win against Dallas this season.
Mavericks guard O.J. Mayo forced overtime by hitting a 3-pointer with two defenders in his face with 2.3 seconds left in regulation.
Mike James had put Dallas ahead with a 3 pointer in overtime, but his shot from well behind the arc in the final seconds of the extra period fell short.
Russell Westbrook, who scored 31, missed a free throw to give the Mavericks one more chance to tie, but Vince Carter's desperation 3 at the buzzer was short.
Carter led Dallas with a season-high 29 points.
Durant was 13 of 31 from the field and made all 21 free throws in the first 50-point game for an NBA p...
BEST OF MAXIM
Kevin Durant scored his career best 52 points Friday night as the Thunder took out the Mavericks in overtime, 117-114. Durant scored 9 of the Thunders 12 overtime points. His look for the night, “honey dijon slacks, white button-up with a red tie for accent and a gray cardigan.
LOVE this look for him.
photo via Instagram
Kevin Durant's miserable fourth quarter ended with a final miss that gave Dallas a chance to finish a rally in overtime Friday night.
The Oklahoma City star took care of things in the extra period instead, and ended up with a career high and the first 50-point game in the NBA this season.
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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...
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Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Durant's day in Dallas
Kevin Durant is largely thought of as one of the great scorers in the NBA. Yet, Durant has only reached the mythical 50-point mark once in his career in the regular season. At least, before Friday.
Durant put on a scoring show for the majority of the...
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Kenneth Faried scored the go-ahead layup in overtime, and the Denver Nuggets overcame 30-plus point games from Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to beat Oklahoma City 121-118, snapping the Thunder's six-game winning streak.
Corey Brewer scored 26 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Nuggets, who reversed a 20-point loss to Oklahoma City last Wednesday. Danilo...
DENVER (AP) -- Kenneth Faried scored the go-ahead layup in overtime, and the Denver Nuggets overcame 30-plus point games from Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to beat Oklahoma City 121-118, snapping the Thunder's six-game winning streak.
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