Thunder Vs. Mavericks Score: Dirk Nowitzki Imperfect In Close First Half

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.

Kevin Durant, however, is on pace to have another high-scoring effort, with 14 points on 10 shots already. Eric Maynor also has nine for OKC. Tyson Chandler leads on the glass, with five boards.

This one will likely wind up another shootout, if trends continue, as both teams are shooting over 50 percent so far. 

Check out our Mavericks vs. Thunder hub for more on the series. For more on the Mavericks, visit Mavs Moneyball and SB Nation Dallas. For more on the Thunder, visit Welcome To Loud City.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.