It was eerily similar to Game 4 in Oklahoma City on Monday night. The Thunder lead for most of the game and by as much as seven points deep into the fourth quarter.
The Dallas Mavericks wasted no time in regaining the home court advantage. They increased their 15 point first quarter lead with an 8 point run to start the second. From their they hung on to the end. OKC cut into the lead, drawing to within 16 by halftime, 12 points by the end of the third and down to 5 at points late in the fourth.
The Oklahoma City Thunder flipped the script on the veteran Mavericks in Dallas. The series is tied 1-1. The series resumes in OKC on Saturday.
It was a Dirk-a-licious night for the Dallas Mavericks as the big German scored 48 points on 12-15 from the floor and an NBA record 24-24 from the line.