Friday, January 18, 2013

Thunder vs. Mavericks

The Oklahoma City Thunder are going to play the Dallas Mavericks in the  city of Dallas.  The Thunder are led by Kevin Durant who has 28.7 points a game, 4.2 assists per game, and 7.4 rebounds per a game.  This summer Kevin Durant played in the Olympics with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Tyson Chandler.  Yesterday the Knicks were playing in the same stadium as they did in the Olympics in London.  Anyways, point-guard Russell Westbrook averages 22.4 points a game, 8.3 dishes a game, and even 5.3 rebounds a game.  Westbrook is very fast and can lead the Thunder in the fast break and lob it up to Kevin Durant.  The big guy, Serge Ibaka, averages 14 points a game, 8.3 boards a game, and 2.9 blocks a game.  Ibaka was on the Spain basketball team during the Olympics and lost to Kevin Durant and the U.S.A. Men's Olympic team in the gold medal match.

Meanwhile, the Dallas Mavericks are led by 14 year veteran, Dirk Nowitzki.  Dirk averages 13.7 points a game and 5.2 rebounds a game.  Nowitzki and the Mavericks have gone down ever since winning the championship a couple of years ago against the Miami Heat.  The Mavericks also have O.J. Mayo who has a resounding 18.3 points a game and 4 assists per game.  O.J. Mayo is also a great leader for the Dallas Mavericks.  Another veteran, Shawn Marion, averages 10.4 points per a game and a resounding 8.2 boards a game.  This season has been disappointing for the Mavericks with a 17-23 record.  If the Mavericks play at this rate, I doubt that they will make the playoffs this year.  By Ameen I.

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