OKLAHOMA CITY For most of Thursday's game, the Thunder looked like they were on a losing streak and it looked like Russell Westbrook was somewhere between uninterested and lost.
Westbrook was dreadful 2-of-9 in the first half, 4-of-14 after three quarters and other than Kevin Durant, the team wasn't much better. They trailed the below-average Mavericks by as much as 11 and looked dreadfully close to a third loss in a row, against a Dallas team that's short on talent and void of an identity.
Dallas came into the game losers of six of its past seven games and in the middle of a stretch of games against Miami, Memphis, San Antonio, Denver and San Antonio again. Meanwhile, the Mavs haven't even had Dirk Nowitzki but for one game this season.
Losing at Miami is one thing and the Thunder did that on Christmas but losing at home to this Mavs team would have been a lot different.
The Thunder weren't the better team Thursday (41.9 percent shooting) and Westbrook wasn't at his best ...