Mavericks vs. Thunder: Game 2 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 NBA Playoffs

April 18th, 2016 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »

Steven Adams was the hero for the Oklahoma City Thunder after Monday's playoff game against the Dallas Mavericks at Chesapeake Energy Arena. That is, he was the hero until a replay showed the dreaded red light signaling the end of the game while the ball was still in his hands.  

The Mavericks won Game 2, 85-84, and tied the series at one game apiece. Adams appeared to hit the game-winning basket after an offensive rebound at the buzzer, but he did not get it off in time:

Safe to say, he was not pleased:

The postseason cliche in the NBA is the series doesn't start until somebody loses a home game, which means the first-round clash between the Thunder and Mavericks has officially begun. Dallas not only earned the road victory, but it did so after dropping Game 1 in embarrassing fashion, 108-70. SportsCenter noted it made history in the process:

Raymond Felton led the way for Dallas with 21 points and 11 rebounds, while Dirk Nowitzki chipped in 17 points and four rebounds. Despite the performance from Felton, it was the Mavericks defense on Kevin Durant t ...

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