Posted February 04, 2013 on
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Perry Jones III
Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook scored 24 points, Kevin Durant had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder blew out the Dallas Mavericks 112-91 Monday night while avoiding a third straight overtime game between the teams.
The Mavericks had tied the first two meetings this season with 3-pointers at the very end, but there was no such drama the third time around.
Oklahoma City led by at least 20 throughout the second half, winning for the 10th time in 11 meetings between the teams since Dallas beat the Thunder in the 2011 Western Conference finals on its way to the NBA championship. That includes a four-game sweep of the Mavs in the first round of last year's playoffs.
Shawn Marion was the lone bright spot for Dallas, hitting 10 of 14 shots and scoring 23 points.
Dirk Nowitzki had 10 points on 3-for-11 shooting after missing the previous two games with a right adductor strain.
The Mavericks played without reserve Vince Carter, who was out sick and missed his first game all...
BEST OF MAXIM
Kevin Durant has been uncharacteristically loose-lipped with the Oklahoma City Thunder this season, and as a result he is tied for the league lead with technical fouls. During Monday night’s win over the Dallas Mavericks, Durant picked up his ninth technical of the season. With slightly less than half of the regular season remaining, he is on pace to hit the 16 technical foul-mark...
In honor of Black History Month, the fine folks over at Nike teamed up with Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant to produce a short film called "Be Bold Be True".Below is the teaser trailer for the film that features KD for a short period of time:
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook scored 24 points, Kevin Durant had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder blew out the Dallas Mavericks 112-91 Monday night while avoiding a third straight overtime game between the teams.
The Mavericks had tied the first two meetings this season with 3-pointers at the very end, but there was no such drama the third time...
On Saturday night, Kyrie Irving dropped 35 points. Against Kevin Durant. And the Thunder. In a five-point Cleveland victory. Impressed? I’m just getting started.
Of Kyrie’s 35, 13 were recorded in just three minutes — those three minutes being the final three minutes of the game. During that three-minute stretch (2:52, technically), Irving made two free-throws,...
THREAD THAT NEEDLE
It wouldn't be a week here at That NBA Lottery Pick without a nice play by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant.During last night's Thunder/Mavericks game, KD was able to thread the needle to Kevin Martin for an easy slam dunk.Check out the nice no-look pass that Durant went by nearly three Mavericks defenders:
Kevin Durant said his back is fine after he appeared to injure it in the Oklahoma City Thunder's last game.
Dirk Nowitzki looks set to return after missing the last two contests for the Dallas Mavericks.
Durant has been simply brilliant in two overtime victories over the Mavericks this season, and both superstars should be eager to meet in Monday night's matchup in Oklahoma...
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 to form of sorts Monday night in the teams' third meeting. The Thunder dominated from the opening tap and rolled...
The Oklahoma City Thunder haven't lost more than two in a row this season, but they also haven't won two straight in nearly three weeks.
The Northwest Division-leading Thunder will try to change that Wednesday night when they go for an eighth consecutive victory with the Golden State Warriors in town.
After posting 10 wins during a stretch of 12 of 15 on the road, Oklahoma...