Kobe Bryant didn’t miss on 18 free throws and scored 14 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied late for a 99-96 victory over Oklahoma City in Game 3 on Friday night, cutting the Thunder’s second-round series lead to 2-1.
Give Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle some credit. He tried everything. But nothing worked. Because, let’s admit it, Oklahoma City was the better team.
Kevin Durant finally found his postseason shooting touch, and the Thunder never trailed on the way to a 95-79 victory over the Mavericks on Thursday night.
Russell Westbrook scored 29 points, Kevin Durant added 26 in an off-shooting performance and the Oklahoma City Thunder clawed out a 102-99 victory over defending champion Dallas on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.
With no timeouts, surely head coach Rick Carlisle drew up a play just in case OKC scored to take the lead? Sure didn’t look like it.
Kevin Durant was determined to not let the Oklahoma City Thunder lose another playoff game at home to Dallas.
Russell Westbrook scored 24 points, Kevin Durant added 22 and the Oklahoma City Thunder scored the final eight points to escape with a 95-91 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night and run their home winning streak to 13 games.
Kobe Bryant scored 27 points, Kevin Durant had 36 points and Blake Griffin’s interception of a pass secured the West’s 152-149 win on Sunday night.
Russell Westbrook scored 33 points, Kevin Durant added 23 points and 13 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Dallas Mavericks 95-86 on Wednesday night.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 10 of his 26 points during the third quarter, sending the Dallas Mavericks to a 100-87 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night.
Kevin Durant scored 30 points and hit a 3-pointer at the final buzzer to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 104-102 victory against the Mavericks.
The Oklahoma City Thunder took some satisfaction in sweeping Dallas during the NBA’s shortened preseason –– even if it wasn’t the Western Conference finals.