Saturday, January 19, 2013
Last night, the Oklahoma City Thunder visited the Dallas Mavericks. The Thunder got off to a quick start outscoring the Mavericks 30-22. This game was intense with the experienced players making difficult shots, Kevin Durant and Vince Carter. Vince Carter used to be on the New Jersey Nets but couldn't win a championship. Kevin Durant has experience from when he was in the Olympics this summer. The second quarter was much tighter though. The Mavericks outscored the Thunder 24-23. The halftime score was 53-46 with the OKC Thunder on top. Kevin Durant was scoring, Russell Westbrook was assisting, and Serge Ibaka was rebounding. In the third quarter the Thunder outscored the Dallas Mavericks 28-26. In the fourth quarter, the Mavericks had a huge surge and outscored the OKC Thunder 33-24, sending the game into overtime. Finally, the Thunder outscored the Mavericks 12-9 in the five minute overtime. The final score was 117-114 with the Thunder on top. Kevin Durant led the Thunder with a career-high, 52 points. Kevin was 21-of-21 from the free-throw line. Russell Westbrook added 31 points and six assists in an effort to beat the Mavericks. Serge Ibaka led the Thunder with 14 boards. Meanwhile, Vince Carter led the Mavericks with 29 points. Elton Brand led the Mavericks with 13 rebounds and O.J. Mayo led the Mavericks with seven assists. Surprisingly, Dirk Nowitzki wasn't leading the Dallas Mavericks in any of these three categories.The Oklahoma City Thunder are now 32-8, with the best record in the NBA. The Dallas Mavericks are 17-24, and aren't having the season they imagined. By Ameen I.