Mavericks Vs. Thunder: Dallas Loses In Oklahoma City 95-91

Jason Terry scored 18 points but the Oklahoma City Thunder pulled out a 95-91 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

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Mavericks Vs. Thunder Final Score: Dallas Falls In Oklahoma City 95-91

Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points but the Dallas Mavericks fell on the road 95-91 to the Oklahoma City Thunder. After building a halftime lead, the Mavericks saw the Thunder come roaring back with a big third quarter.

Dallas led 91-90 before two Serge Ibaka free throws put the Thunder back in front in the game's final two minutes.

From there, the Mavericks struggled to get a good look at the basket.

First Jason Terry forced up a wild fade away shot that was blocked by Kendrick Perkins, resulting in a shot clock violation with just 22 seconds remaining. After a Durant free throw made the score 93-91, Terry missed a jumper on a broken play, as he fired a pass to a surprised Jason Kidd, who immediately threw it back.

Nowitzki's 27 were a game-high and came on 10-22 shooting, but he didn't get a shot during the last two Dallas possessions.

Jason Terry added 18 points off the bench while Ian Mahinmi pitched in 13. Shawn Marion had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Russell Westbrook led the Thunder with 24 points, six rebounds and three assists. Kevin Durant added 22 points while James Harden pitched in 16 off the bench.

For more on this game Mavericks fans should check out Mavs Moneyball and Thunder fans should stop by Welcome To Loud City. For more news and analysis from around the NBA head on over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.


Mavericks Vs. Thunder Score: Dallas Takes 52-45 Lead Into Halftime

Despite losing starting center Brendan Haywood in the game's opening minutes to an ankle injury, the Dallas Mavericks took a 52-45 halftime lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Ian Mahinmi replaced Haywood in the lineup and leads the team with 13 points at the half.

Dirk Nowitzki added 10 points and Jason Terry pitched in nine off the bench for the Mavericks who hit 50 percent of their field goal attempts.

Russell Westbrook leads Oklahoma City with 11 points and three assists while Kevin Durant has eight. Kendrick Perkins has seven points and eight rebounds in the first half.

The Thunder hit 41 percent of their shots in the first half.


Brendan Haywood Injury: Dallas Center Heads To Locker Room With Apparent Ankle Injury

Some 30 seconds into their matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Dallas Mavericks are down a center when Brendan Haywood went down with what appeared to be some sort of ankle or leg injury.

Dallas has been bit by the injury bug of late particularly in the front court where they lost Brendan Wright earlier this week to injury.

With Wright out, the Mavericks called up Sean Williams from the D-League on Sunday night to provide some added depth in the front-court, and he may be pressed into action if Haywood can't return to the game.

Ian Mahinmi checked into the game in place of Haywood who immediately headed to the locker room to be examined by the Mavericks' training staff.

Haywood's return to the game is questionable.


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