DALLAS, TX - MAY 03: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder slam dunks the ball against Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks during Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinal at American Airlines Center on May 3, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder can finish off a four-game sweep of the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night.
Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder have a golden opportunity on Saturday, as they can sweep away the defending NBA champions in the first-round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs. The Thunder currently lead the Mavericks 3-0 in the best-of-seven series, and on Saturday, Oklahoma City will look to put away Dallas once and for all.
After winning the first two games in Oklahoma City by a combined four points, the Thunder put on an emphatic display on Thursday as the series shifted to Dallas. The Thunder essentially ended any chance at a Mavericks comeback in this series with their 95-79 Game 3 win on Thursday.
Unsurprisingly, Kevin Durant led the Thunder in scoring in the Game 3 rout of the Mavericks, scoring 31 points and adding six assists. Russell added 20 points to go along with four assists and four rebounds as well.
What: Mavericks vs. Thunder, Game 4
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
When: Saturday, May 5, 6:30 p.m. CT
Television Coverage: TNT
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