Dirk Nowitzki has showed the Oklahoma City Thunder considerably more mercy than he did in Game 1, scoring only seven points on four attempts from the floor plus three free throws with about six minutes left in the first half. The Dallas Mavericks lead 44-42 at home. All that despite Dirk missing two shots, a major and confounding disappointment. He's still making his presence felt of course, pitching four assists so far.
This one will likely wind up another shootout, if trends continue, as both teams are shooting over 50 percent so far.