Found May 01, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City Thunder protected its home court. Barely. Despite a second poor shooting night from Kevin Durant, the Thunder notched a 102-99 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night inside Chesapeake Energy Arena to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series. Durant scored 26 points on 5-of-17 shooting and had a game-high seven turnovers. However, he made 14 of 16 free throws to help the Thunder go 37-for-39 at the foul line and eke out the win. Game 3 is Thursday night in Dallas. "It has become a rivalry," Mavericks guard Jason Terry said after seeing the first two games of this Western Conference finals rematch get decided by a combined four points. Russell Westbrook scored a team-high 29 points for the Thunder. James Harden had 15 points, Kendrick Perkins scored 13 and Derek Fisher had 11. Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki led all players with 31 points. Forward Shawn Marion scored 15, and Delonte West and Jason Terry added 1...
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