Posted January 19, 2013 on AP on Fox
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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...
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