Thunder vs. Mavericks: Game 3 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 NBA Playoffs

April 21st, 2016 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

On Monday, Kevin Durant jacked up 33 shots in Game 2 in perhaps the worst volume-shooting night in NBA playoff history. Three nights later, Durant reminded the world why the league will be falling all over itself for him this summer.    

The impending free agent scored 34 points, and Russell Westbrook added a double-double as the Oklahoma City Thunder earned a 131-102 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday at American Airlines Center. The Thunder have a 2-1 series lead overall and regained home-field advantage after an ugly Game 2 loss.

Seth Partnow of the Nylon Calculus offered his take:

Durant, who clanged 26 shots off the rim in said loss, was back in MVP-level form despite a raucous Dallas crowd. He started off red-hot to help the Thunder build a lead they would never relinquish.

Oklahoma City led for 47:03 of the 48-minute game and pulled away with a dominant offensive performance. Durant wound up shooting 11-of-25 from the field and attempted 11 free throws, six more than he did during the worst night of his pro career.

"You constantly keep feeding him," Westbrook ...

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