OKLAHOMA CITY-- Even the post-game crowd at the arena bar was light.
Usually the line wraps past the velvet ropes just outside the court at Chesapeake Arena and usually the music is loud and thumping with folks ready to talk about what they just saw.
Guess there was no reason to stick around on a Monday and celebrate.
On a night that had makings of fascinating, the Mavericks brought the dull and the Thunder did what they were supposed to do, sucking the drama from the building with a big second quarter and going on to an easy win.
But the story from Monday could have been Dallas and could have been a number of different plot twists and storylines. None of those came to be and the 112-91 Oklahoma City victory was boring, dull and routine.
And just in time, because the Thunder needed a big dose of Monday.
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