DALLAS, TX - MAY 03: (L-R) Dirk Nowitzki #41 and Jason Terry #31 of the Dallas Mavericks walk off the court after a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinal at American Airlines Center on May 3, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
The Oklahoma City Thunder are just one win away from advancing to the second round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs. The defending champion Dallas Mavericks will try to stay alive for at least one more game.
On Saturday, the Dallas Mavericks host the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 4 of their 2012 NBA Playoffs series. The Thunder currently hold a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Oklahoma City has had little trouble holding off the defending champs and will have the opportunity to eliminate their opponents on their home court come Saturday.
The Mavericks, for their part, will attempt to avoid letting that happen and will do everything in their power to remain alive for at least one more game. Dallas has a tall order ahead of them, however, as the Thunder have been one of the best teams in the NBA all season. The Mavericks looked largely disjointed during their Game 3 loss on Thursday night.
Saturday's game tips off at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on TNT.
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