Posted December 26, 2012 on AP on Fox
Failing to measure up in their much-anticipated NBA Finals rematch, the Oklahoma City Thunder have gone back to the drawing board. The Dallas Mavericks are also looking to refocus now that their star forward has returned to the lineup. The Thunder will try to stop their first losing streak of the season and win their 11th straight at home on Thursday night when they take on the Mavericks. After winning 12 consecutive games - the franchise's longest streak since 1995-96 - Oklahoma City (21-6) dropped consecutive road contests against Minnesota on Dec. 20 and Miami on Tuesday. The Thunder suffered their first defeat in five games following a loss and haven't lost three in a row since April 2-6. While Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined to score 54 points - more than any set of teammates had against the Heat - both missed potential game-tying 3-pointers in Miami. "Unfortunately we didn't come away with the win but we did a lot of good things that we can take away to the n...
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