Kevin Durant breaks Mavericks heart. Thunder wins 99-98
Kevin Durant lives for the moment. After the Thunder was consistently tested by the world champs, Durant seemingly had enough and bullied his way to the rim and put the Mavericks away with the game winner.
The look on his face screamed ‘I wish you would try us again.’ This series has the potential to stockpile these moments like trading cards.
The Oklahoma City faithful stood up and showed intense love for the best bench player in the business James Harden as he ripped his sweats off and entered the game.
Harden’s fingerprints were all over the game. After he got warmed up he put up 19 points (two 3-pointers), six rebounds, three assists and one steal.
When Durant seemingly fell down a bit in the fourth, Harden at times came through with key shots to keep the Thunder in the game.
Durant ended with 25 points on 10-of-27 shooting from the field. Russell Westbrook led the Thunder with 28 points and five assists.
For the Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points and Jason Terry added 20.