Kevin Durant had 25 points and 14 rebounds, rookie reserve James Harden added 17 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the new-look Dallas Mavericks 99-86 Tuesday night to stretch their winning streak to seven games.
Caron Butler scored 13 points and helped Dallas build an early
12-point lead after coming over in a weekend trade from Washington,
but he finished 4 for 16 from the field and Oklahoma City charged
ahead in the second half.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, Jason Terry had 14 points and
Jason Kidd had 12 assists for the Mavericks. Starting center Erick
Dampier had 13 rebounds but headed to the locker room with 2:54
remaining with an apparent right arm injury.