Kevin Durant scored 52 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder (32-8) to a 117-114 overtime win over the Dallas Mavericks (17-23) Friday. The win was Oklahoma City's sixth straight and it snapped a four-game winning streak by Dallas.
The Thunder led much of the game, owning a seven-point lead at halftime and pushing the lead to nine after three quarters. Dallas responded in the fourth, out-scoring the Thunder 22-10 to open the quarter and taking a lead into the final minutes.
The Thunder took the lead back on a pair of free throws by Durant with two minutes remaining. A dunk by Vince Carter cut the lead to one with six seconds left. Russell Westbrook made two free throws, but O.J. Mayo hit a three-pointer with two seconds left to force overtime.
In overtime, Durant hit a jumper with less than 20 seconds left that would prove to be the game-winner as the Mavs missed two three-pointers in the final 17 seconds.
Carter led the Mavericks with 29 points off the bench. Mayo and Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 each.