The Oklahoma City Thunder flipped the script on the veteran Mavericks in Dallas. They slowed Dirk Nowitzki and the other Mavericks shooters enough to steal a road victory which was Dallas’ first home loss so far in the playoffs. Now the series shifts to OKC where the Mavericks will need a win to regain home court advantage.
Dallas’ play belied their veteran roster. Once, fouling a 3 pt shooter but not hard enough to disrupt the shot and yielding a 4 pt play at the end of a quarter. The stingy defense essentially collapsed while the offense did little to make up the difference.
Next game is Saturday at 8:00 pm CDT on ESPN.