Mavericks Vs. Thunder, NBA Playoffs 2012 Game 3: OKC Goes Up 3-0 With 95-79 Victory

The Oklahoma City Thunder visited the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night. The defending NBA champs were hoping that the home court advantage might help them pick up their first victory in the best-of-seven playoff series, but in the end, the Thunder had little trouble coasting to a 95-79 win. The Thunder now own a 3-0 advantage in the series and are on the verge of a sweep.

Oklahoma City put together a 50-41 lead heading into halftime and had no problem holding onto their lead. Dallas will have to win Game 4 in order to keep their season alive.

Kevin Durant dropped 31 points on the hometown team while Russell Westbrook added another 20. Serge Ibaka picked up a double-double for OKC with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Dirk Nowitzki was the leading scorer for the Mavericks with 17 points.

For more on the Thunder, head over to Welcome To Loud City. For more on the Mavs, check out Mavs Moneyball and SB Nation Dallas.

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