Oklahoma City rallied in the fourth quarter for a 103-97 victory Saturday night to sweep the defending NBA champion Mavericks during the first round of the playoffs.
The Dallas Mavericks didn’t even get to enjoy their first NBA title for an entire year.
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.
Kevin Durant was determined to not let the Oklahoma City Thunder lose another playoff game at home to Dallas.
Dirk Nowitzki had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks erased a 15-point deficit with a dominant second half to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 82-75 on Friday night.
The Sixers return home tonight against the Mavericks.
Rafe Bartholomew, author of “Pacific Rims: Beermen Ballin’ in Flip-Flops and the Philippines’ Unlikely Love Affair With Basketball” talks about his journey of trying to find out how basketball made its way to the hearts of the Filipino people.
By Bill Campbell: The favorite and star-studded Miami Heat lost basketball games 2, 4, 5 and 6 and ran out of tomorrows and the NBA championship final series.
The Dallas Mavericks beat the Miami Heat 105-95 on Sunday night to wrap up the first NBA title in franchise history.
By Bill Campbell: The possibility occurs that if the 76ers had a player like Dirk Nowitzki they might still be playing. Nowitzki has led the Dallas Mavericks into the NBA final championship series now underway.
The possibility occurs that if the 76ers had a player like Dirk Nowitzki they might still be playing.
Reserve J.J. Barea scored a season-high 19 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 16 despite a sprained ankle, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 99-90 on Friday night for their third straight victory.