Originally written February 04, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
OKLAHOMA CITY -- When Dallas has taken on Oklahoma City this year, the Mavericks haven't looked like a team fighting to reach .500. In the two previous matchups, the Mavericks lost both, but the Thunder had to go into overtime each time. However, the Mavs reverted back to form of sorts Monday in the teams' third meeting. The Thunder dominated from the opening tap and rolled to a 112-91 victory at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook led all scorers with 24 points and added seven assists and three steals. Kevin Durant scored 19 points on 6-for-11 shooting, and he pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds. Durant's scoring average against the Mavs this year dropped from 46 points per game to 37. Kevin Martin added 17 points off the bench for the Thunder (36-12). Shawn Marion paced Dallas (20-28) with 23 points. However, after collecting a total of 28 rebounds in his previous two games, he was held to only one board against the Thunder. Dirk No...
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