Kevin Durant had the worst shooting night of his playoff career which helped Dallas even their series with the Thunder at a game apiece with a 85-84 win.
The game did come to the final possession with Steven Adams hitting a layup, but the ball was still in his hands just a tenth of a second too late which means the shot didn't count.
Kevin Durant scored 21 points going seven of 33 from the field. He led the Thunder in scoring. Russell Westbrook added 19 on eight of 22 shooting. Combined the two went 15 of 55 from the field.
Durant said after the loss, "It was a tough shooting night. It's going to happen in this business."
The undermanned Mavs made the game ugly and slowed the pace to their advantage. Deron Williams, who's playing with a sports hernia, poured in 13, but the big story was reserve Raymond Felton. Felton started in place of the injured JJ Barea and scored a team high 21 points.
The Thunder used an 8-0 run early in the fourth to take a lead, but bad possessions late hampered OKC. The final 2:20 of the game possession wise for the Thunder went like this...Durant turnover, Westbrook turnover, Durant missed jumper, Westbrook missed jumper, Durant missed jumper, Durant missed jumper, Durant made 3 (which made it 85-84) and Durant/Westbrook missed layup.
Dallas Center Salah Mejri scored 12 points in the win. He averages just three points per game.
The roles seemed completely reversed from game one. The Thunder shot a tough 33 percent from the field and 21 percent from behind the arc. Dallas on the other hand hit almost 43 percent of their shots.
The Thunder look to take a series lead Thursday night as the series shifts south of the Red River to Dallas for Game 3.