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2012 NBA Playoffs, Thunder Vs. Mavericks Score Update: OKC Leads 50-41 At Halftime Of Game 3

The Thunder are looking to move one game closer to eliminating the Mavs in a vital Game 3 in Dallas. At halftime, Oklahoma City holds a 50-41 lead

With the score 9-5 early in the first quarter, the Thunder went on a 19-8 run to open up a 28-13 lead. The Mavs fought back to cut the lead to 32-26 by the end of the quarter.

After Dallas scored the first basket of the second quarter, the Thunder went on another run, this one 16-5 to extend the lead to 48-33. But the Mavs again kept it close, finishing the half on an 8-2 run.

Kevin Durant leads all scorers with 21 points on 8-for-10 shooting. Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka and James Harden each have eight points, but Westbrook is 3-for-11 from the field. As a team, the Thunder are shooting 41.3 percent.

Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd each have 10 points to lead the Mavs, who are shooting just 36.8 percent.

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