Originally written on TheProBasketballTalk  |  Last updated 11/17/14
In a series that many picked the Thunder to steamroll the defending champs, many have been pleasantly surprised how close this series is, with the first two games decided by 4 points. Oklahoma City will take a two games to none lead into Dallas for games three and four in hopes of sweeping the Mavericks after winning game two 102-99. However, Dallas has continued to play well in the playoffs, to much surprise compared to their regular season performance. The match up between these two teams has been a dog fight, arguably the best match up so far based on the first couple of gaames. Ball movement has been hard to come by in this series, as both teams recorded only 26 combined assists on 63 made baskets, good for about 41%. "That's what the playoffs are about," Westbrook said. "Toughness." Kevin Durant continues to struggle (compared to his standards) in this series as Shawn Marion has done a really good job of keeping the scoring champ in check. These games have become more ph...
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