Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) – Monta Ellis purebred 26 points to assistance a Dallas Mavericks in a tough fought 135-131 feat over a Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.
Chandler Parsons netted 22 points with 6 assists and Dirk Nowitzki chipped in with 18 points for a Mavs, who snapped a two-game losing movement and now lead a Thunder by 4 games while holding a seventh seed in a Western Conference.
Russell Westbrook, Enes Kanter and Anthony Morrow did all they could in a setback.
Westbrook cumulative his 10th triple-double of a deteriorate with 31 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds, while Kanter poured in a career-high 30 points with 16 rebounds. Morrow dismissed in 6 3-pointers en track to a season-high 32 points off a bench.
J.J. Barea and Amar’e Stoudemire any scored 4 points as partial of a 10-0 run to start a fourth entertain for Dallas to give it a 111-101 lead.
The Thunder regained a lead interjection to a 12-4 run that Morrow capped with a contested 3-pointer with 3:09 left in a game. He was fouled on a play, though a line defilement negated a four-point event as Oklahoma City hold a 124-121 edge.
Parsons converted a three-point play before creation a layup that helped a Mavs to a 130-129 lead with 1 1/2 mins left. It remained a one-point diversion when Parsons strike a tough turnaround jumper with 13 seconds left, afterwards Westbrook got dual looks during a 3-pointer after he hustled down his possess miscarry from a initial miss, though his second try was off a mark. Ellis hermetic a feat with a giveaway throws in a final seconds.
Oklahoma City came banishment out of a locker room to start a second half, with Kanter contributing 6 points during a 16-4 run to open a third quarter. Kyle Singler’s 3-pointer capped a detonate 3:13 into a duration for a 79-70 Thunder lead.
The Mavs chipped divided during their necessity late in a third, as Devin Harris knocked down a 3 to start an 8-0 run that quickly gave them a 94-92 lead. Westbrook scored 9 points in a final 1:46, and a dual teams entered a fourth tied during 101-101.
Kanter and Morrow can be credited for gripping a Thunder in a diversion via a initial half. Dallas shot during a 50 percent shave in a initial entertain and hold a Thunder to 43.5 percent, though Kanter granted 15 points and 5 rebounds in a frame. Barea sealed a entertain with a span of giveaway throws to give a Mavs a 28-25 lead after 12 minutes.
Morrow afterwards took over for Kanter in a second, scoring 17 points on 6-of-6 sharpened — including 3-of-3 from over a arc. Dallas shot 68.2 percent in a second and led by as many as eight. Morrow’s trey during a buzzer cut Oklahoma City’s necessity to 66-63 during halftime.
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