After grabbing an early lead the Oklahoma City Thunder trail the Dallas Mavericks 52-45 after a big second quarter by the home team. The Thunder took a 26-23 lead at the end of the first quarter but were outscored 29-19 in the second.
Russell Westbrook leads the Thunder with 11 points and three assists at halftime. Kevin Durant added eight points while Kendrick Perkins added seven points and eight rebounds.
Ian Mahinmi leads the Mavericks with 13 points after stepping in for Brendan Haywood who suffered an ankle injury in the games opening moments. Dirk Nowitzki added 10 points and Jason Terry pitched in nine off the bench for the Mavericks.
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