Mavericks enjoy first win vs Thunder in a long timePosted by Inside Hoops
Shawn Marion scored 19 points, Vince Carter added 18 and the Dallas Mavericks beat Oklahoma City 109-86 on Sunday night, ending a seven-game regular-season losing streak to the Thunder.
Kevin Durant scored 30 points for Oklahoma City, his 26th straight game of 25 points or more, the longest such streak since Michael Jordan did so in 40 straight games during the 1986-87 season.
Dirk Nowitzki added 17 points and Jose Calderon had 16 points for Dallas, which entered the game tied for seventh in the Western Conference standings. The Mavericks, who begin an eight-game homestand on Monday, became only the third Western Conference team to win this season in Oklahoma City, joining the Portland Trail Blazers and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Dallas’ win over the Thunder was its first since Jan. 2, 2012. In addition to the seven straight regular-season losses to Oklahoma City, the Mavericks also were swept by the Thunder in a 2012 playoff series.
– Associated Press