Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/19/13
DALLAS -- Kevin Durant scored a career-high 52 to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a hard-fought 117-114 overtime victory Friday night over the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. Oklahoma City (32-8) won its sixth game in row in its first return trip to Dallas since beating the Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs last season. Both meetings between these clubs separated by about three hours of highway have gone into OT this season, with the Thunder taking both. The Mavericks trailed for most of the evening, but repeatedly fought back, usually behind reserve Vince Carter. They led by three points on two occasions in the fourth quarter, but needed a desperation 3-pointer from O.J. Mayo with 2.3 seconds left in regulation to force the extra session. The Mavericks (17-24) also held a three-point edge in OT but Durant drilled a 3-pointer with 2:05 left to put Oklahoma City back on top, 112-110. Durant scored nine points in overtime, including a floater for a 116...
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