Posted March 17, 2013 on AP on Fox
While the Oklahoma City Thunder have the NBA's third-best record and are playing well, they haven't exactly been dominant on the road. Kevin Durant's career night ensured Oklahoma City escaped with an overtime win in its last trip to Dallas, and the Thunder return there Sunday night trying to win their 10th straight - including the postseason - against the Mavericks and for the 11th time in 13 games overall. Durant scored 26 points, Russell Westbrook had 23 and Serge Ibaka added 20 as Oklahoma City pulled away late to beat the lowly Magic 117-104 on Friday. The Thunder (49-17) trail San Antonio by 1 1/2 games for the top seed in the West Conference. "We just didn't play with the focus we needed,'' coach Scott Brooks said. "We missed too many free throws, layups and missed opportunities.'' While Oklahoma City won its seventh straight at home and trails only Miami and Denver for the league's best home record, it's been a different ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES
CUBAN EXILE

Cuban: 'I'll boo' Derek Fisher

The Mavericks owner still harbors resentment towards Derek Fisher for signing with the Thunder last month after the guard asked Cuban for his release to be with his family.

SHAKE AND BAKE

Kevin Durant mutilates Vince Carter's ankles

Kevin Durant delivered a nastier version of the movie ‘SAW‘ on Sunday as he absolutely tore apart Vince Carter’s ankles piece-by-piece. Unfortunately, KD was unable to finish the step-back jumper or else this would be on the top of everyone’s highlight reel. It still amazes me how good KD’s handles are at 6′ 9″. For a good laugh you should check out Russ Westbrook’s...

Durant scores 19 in 4th, Thunder beat Mavs

DALLAS (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 19 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, Russell Westbrook had 35 including the go-ahead jumper with 1 minute left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Dallas Mavericks 107-101 Sunday night. Durant was 3 of 9 from the floor before hitting seven shots in a row during one stretch in the fourth. Westbrook connected on a 17-footer to give the...

Durant, Westbrook lead Thunder past Magic

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Despite the disparity in their records, the Oklahoma City Thunder weren't taking the struggling Orlando Magic lightly. Kevin Durant scored 26 points and Russell Westbrook added 23 to help the Thunder keep up their dominant play at home with a 117-104 victory over the Magic on Friday night. Oklahoma City led by 27 in the second quarter and 22 in the third...

Thunder 107, Mavericks 101

Kevin Durant scored 19 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, Russell Westbrook had 35 including the go-ahead jumper with 1 minute left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Dallas Mavericks 107-101 Sunday night. Durant was 3 of 9 from the floor before hitting seven shots in a row during one stretch in the fourth. Westbrook connected on a 17-footer to give the Thunder a 103...

Mark Cuban vs. Derek Fisher round two

When NBA veteran Derek Fisher returned to the Oklahoma City Thunder less than 70 days after requesting a release from the Dallas Mavericks, you knew it was going to be a problem. The two traded comments on Sunday as the Thunder prepared to take on Dallas. Please click here to read this story. The post Mark Cuban vs. Derek Fisher round two appeared first on Players View.

Magic's comeback ends just short vs. Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Despite the disparity in their records, the Oklahoma City Thunder weren't taking the struggling Orlando Magic lightly. Kevin Durant scored 26 points and Russell Westbrook added 23 to help the Thunder keep up their dominant play at home with a 117-104 victory over the Magic on Friday night. Oklahoma City led by 27 in the second quarter and 22 in the third...

Video: Russell Westbrook and Dirk Nowitzki trade dunks in Mavericks loss

The Dallas Mavericks were defeated in a 107-101 shootout at home. They exchanged punches with the reigning Western Conference champs all night as witnessed by this video of  Russell Westbrook and Dirk Nowitzki throwing it down. Please click here to watch this video. The post Video: Russell Westbrook and Dirk Nowitzki trade dunks in Mavericks loss appeared first on Players View.

Magic rally inspiring, but still short against Thunder

The Magic never led in the second half against the Thunder on Friday night. You would be hard pressed to find a player hanging their head too low or a fan that was not excited about the effort the Magic put forth against the defending Western Conference champions. That is what happens when a 27-point first-half deficit is cut to four with about four minutes left in the fourth...

Mark Cuban, Mavericks fans boo Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher was booed in his first game back in Dallas since signing with the Oklahoma City Thunder last month. The Associated Press says Fisher was booed by Mavs fans when he entered Sunday’s game with 1:45 left in the first quarter. Mavs fans also cheered when Fisher was called for a foul about 10 seconds later, according to the AP. Even Mavericks owner Mark Cuban joined Mavs...

Magic Wands: at Thunder

Oklahoma City, Okla. (18-47) vs. (48-17)    Time/TV: 8 p.m./FSFlorida Line: Thunder by 17.5 Tickets: $34-$144 on Vivid Seats Season Series: Tonight in Oklahoma City; March 22 in Orlando   Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Orlando 94.6 ...

Dallas Mavericks Still Four Games From Shaving; Oklahoma City Thunder Third Team to 50 Wins

The Dallas Mavericks have had a tough season, but as motivation many of them pledged not to shave until the team cracked .500 again. Being under that mark is something the veterans are not accustomed to hence the desire and urgency to get back above. Sunday they had a chance to get within two games of .500, but they would have to get through a very tough Oklahoma City Thunder...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.