The Dallas Mavericks used a big second quarter to grab a 54-47 lead at the half over the undefeated Oklahoma City Thunder. The Mavericks outscored the Thunder 34-27 in the second behind a much improved rebounding effort by the club.
Dallas holds a 24-21 advantage on the glass in the first half which is significant given their struggles this season in that department. The Mavericks also hit 48 percent of their shots in the first half. Jason Terry and Vince Carter came off the bench to score 12 points and lead all Mavericks scorers. Dirk Nowitzki has 10 points at the half on 4-5 shooting from the floor. Jason Kidd went scoreless in the first half but handed out seven assists.
Kevin Durant leads the Thunder with 12 points at the half and is followed by Russell Westbrook with nine. Serge Ibaka chipped in eight points and has five rebounds to lead the Thunder.