Oklahoma City Takes Game 1 Over The Mavs

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Kevin Durant made a last-second jumper to give Oklahoma City a 99-98 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs.

Dallas led by 7 with just over 2 minutes to play when Oklahoma began their rally.   The Thunder went on a 7-0 run over the next minute to tie the game at 94.  Six of Durant’s 25 points came in the final 2 1/2 minutes.

The Mavericks were led by Dirk Nowitzki, with 25 points, and Jason Terry, with 20.  Shawn Marion scored 17 and grabbed 8 rebounds.  Jason Kidd had 7 steals.

Oklahoma City was led by Russell Westbrook, with 28 points, followed by Durant’s 25 and Serge Ibaka’s career-high 22.

Dallas will try to even the best-of-seven series Monday night in Oklahoma City.