Mavs Blow Out Thunder
The Dallas Mavericks shot 54 percent from the field and hit 13 3-pointers on their way to a 109-86 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City.
The Thunder shot just 37 percent from the field, and after Dallas went on an 8-2 run to end the first quarter, OKC never led again.
Five Mavs scored in double figures, with Shawn Marion scoring 19 points and Dirk Nowitzki 17.
Vince Carter had 18 points with four 3-pointers, while Jose Calderon added 16 with four 3-pointers.
The Mavericks built the lead to as many as 26 points late in the game.
They led by 11 at halftime, and never led OKC get within single digits in the second half.
The Thunder were paced by Kevin Durant’s 30 points and four 3-pointers.
Serge Ibaka added 19 points and Reggie Jackson 13.
No other Thunder player was in double figures.
OKC played without three regular starters.
Kendrick Perkins and Thabo Sefolosha continue to sit out with injuries, and Russell Westbrook was rested, as OKC tries to closely monitor his recovery from three knee surgeries in the last year.
Westbrook will rest during certain back-to-back games.
OKC plays at Chicago on Monday night and Westbrook will play in that 7:00 tipoff at the United Center.
The loss was the Thunder’s worst home loss since April 2009.
OKC has split their last eight home games, winning four and losing four.
The Thunder dropped to 48-18 on the season.