Shawn Marion says the shot was lucky. Kevin Durant's game says it's likely to happen several more times throughout his career. The game-winning jumper at the buzzer of last night's game apparently made sore losers out of the Dallas Mavericks, but it set the Oklahoma City Thunder on top 1-0 in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Tonight is game two at Oklahoma City which means the Mavs could be back on their heels in the first year after winning the title. Marion needs to be ready to back his words tonight.
On the flip side, the young, dynamic Thunder will be tested with the lead they've been given. The Mavs are steady and battle-tested. Any cockiness or swagger on the part of the Thunder could come too soon.
Game Time: Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. CT
Where: Oklahoma City
TV Coverage: Televised coverage can be found nationally on TNT.
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