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Mavericks Vs. Thunder Final Score: Dallas Falls To 0-3 After Kevin Durant Dagger

A Kevin Durant buzzer-beater upstaged a final seconds three from Vince Carter and sent the Dallas Mavericks to 0-3 with a 104-102 loss. Vince Carter's three with just over a second remaining put the Mavericks in front 102-101 but left enough time for Durant's heroics.

Nowitzki finished with 29 points and 10 rebounds in easily his best game of the season. Jason Terry came off the bench to score 16 points while Delonte West chipped in 15 points. The Mavericks allowed the Thunder to shoot a red-hot 59 percent of their shots but Dallas was able to take advantage of 26 turnovers by Oklahoma City to stay in the game.

Kevin Durant had a fine all-around game with a game-high 30 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka each scored 16 points and James Harden chipped in 15 off the bench for the Thunder.

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Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.