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2012 NBA Playoffs, Thunder Vs. Mavericks Final Score: OKC Takes 3-0 Series Lead After 95-79 Win

The Thunder took a commanding 3-0 series lead with Thursday night's 95-79 win over the Mavericks in Dallas.

Oklahoma City lead 50-41 at halftime, but probably should have led by more if not for a late mini-run by the Mavs. Dallas scored the first two baskets of the third quarter, but the Thunder dominated the rest of the period, outscoring the Mavs 25-12 to lead 75-57 after three.

OKC extended its lead into the 20s in the fourth quarter and the rest of the game was slow and painful for the home crowd and the team's owner, who are now one game away from elimination.


Kevin Durant led all scorers with 31 points on 11-for-15 shooting along with six assists. Russell Westbrook scored 20 on 8-for-19 shooting. Serge Ibaka recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. The Thunder shot just 42.4 percent from the floor, but the Mavs shot 34.2 percent, including 7-for-22 from the three-point line. Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 17 points, but shot 6-for-15.

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