box score | Mavs Moneyball
The thunder fell to Maverick's Sunday afternoon, 106-103. In their 2nd consecutive home assistance, the thunder struggled again from almost starting to quit to scare a team that has had a worse post-ASW stretch than they have. As a result, Mavs, currently 17 games under .500, win the season series against Thunder, 3-1.
Thunder recovered by 9 at some point in the fourth quarter, but complained to take a late fight. However, through a timely lap production of Mavs as well as a poor defensive breakdown, the Thunder could lead to a dunk, not resuming the lead, and releasing another against a team tapping against the lottery.
There really is not much to say about this game to be honest. Dallas, who entered the game, was 3-1
Overall, the thunder – which was supposed to be the team with something to play for at this time – didn't do much better than Mavs all the way through. They did not shoot better, did not rise better, and perhaps in Rick Carlisle's latest bag of tricks against the Thunder, his team had offered OKC as many sixty as they wanted. Gambit, of course, worked as OKC – one of the worst 3-point shooters in the league – fired 43 of them and beat only 11. This included 3 misses in the last 14 seconds of the game.
Meanwhile, Steven Adams recorded another strong game with 20 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists. He led an effort where OKC headed for 44 points in the paint.
It is an unstable mix – the inability to consistently do what works while it includes what is not. And therefore OKC could not again defeat a team they should have controlled from start to finish.
Next fight: vs Lakers Tuesday, April 2 at. 19:00 CST
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