To put it simply, the Dallas Mavericks needed to win their last game on Saturday, unfortunately this is what happened…
It marked the fewest points allowed and the largest margin in a Thunder win in its playoff history, and the Oklahoma City faithful let the Thunder know about it throughout the night. The Thunder thrived off of its defense, which was suffocating for most of the night, although the Mavericks did miss some shots it normally makes. Regardless, the Thunder was able to limit Dallas starters not named Nowitzki to a combined 5-for-25 shooting, and a total of 11 points. For the night, the Mavericks shot just 29.8 percent, including 4-for-18 (22.2 percent) from the three-point line.
Looking forward, the Mavs are still 6th in the Eastern Conference. Hopefully tonight they can show OKC Thunder who’s boss!
Let’s get the job done!