The Dallas Mavericks didn’t even get to enjoy their first NBA title for an entire year.
Kevin Durant finally found his postseason shooting touch, and the Thunder never trailed on the way to a 95-79 victory over the Mavericks on Thursday night.
Russell Westbrook scored 29 points, Kevin Durant added 26 in an off-shooting performance and the Oklahoma City Thunder clawed out a 102-99 victory over defending champion Dallas on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.
Kevin Durant was determined to not let the Oklahoma City Thunder lose another playoff game at home to Dallas.
Kobe Bryant is sitting out his fifth straight game to rest his bruised shin.
A person familiar with the decision says Lamar Odom will not play the rest of the season with the Dallas Mavericks.
Kobe Bryant scored 30 points, Pau Gasol added 27 points and nine rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers stopped the Dallas Mavericks’ four-game winning streak with a 109-93 victory on Wednesday night.
Lamar Odom will play at least one game in the NBA Development League before rejoining the Dallas Mavericks.
Andrew Bynum had 19 points and 14 rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers hit the halfway point of their season with a 96-91 victory over the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points, 11 in the final 6-plus minutes, Shawn Marion added 16, and the Dallas Mavericks held on to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 96-92 on Monday night.
Chauncey Billups hit a winning 3-pointer with 1 second left, Mo Williams made his first seven shots and finished with 26 points off the bench in his return to the lineup and the Los Angeles Clippers stunned the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks 91-89 on Wednesday night.
After starting their NBA title defense in brutal fashion, the Dallas Mavericks are playing superb defensively and are once again looking like championship contenders. Their turnaround, however, has largely come against struggling teams without elite scorers.
Lamar Odom knows what it takes to repeat as an NBA champion.
A person familiar with the situation says free agent Caron Butler is leaving the Dallas Mavericks to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.
With the 26th pick in the NBA draft, the Dallas Mavericks selected Jordan Hamilton from the University of Texas.