NBA Playoffs: Thunder Sweeps Defending NBA Champion Mavericks

By on May 7, 2012 in Basketball, Sports Comments
NBA Playoffs

NBA Playoffs: OKC vs Mavs result
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The NBA Playoffs first round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Dallas Mavericks ended on Saturday, May 5, 2012. OKC won over Dallas, 103-97, in Game 4 at the American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX, according to NBA.com.

James Harden scored 15 of his 29 points for OKC in the fourth quarter to help the Thunder rally past the defending NBA champion Mavericks. Kevin Durant scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for OKC. Russel Westbrook and Derek Fisher added 12 points each for the Thunder.

Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 34 points. Jason Kidd added 16 points and eight assists while, Jason Terry had 11 points for the Mavericks.

The Thunder rallied from 13 points down with less than 10 minutes remaining to earn their first four-game postseason sweep since 1996.

Oklahoma City will play the winner of the series between the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets. The Lakers now leads the series, 3-1.



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