Mavericks avoid collapse, beat Thunder 93-87

Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points during an
off night for both of the game's superstars and the Dallas
Mavericks built a huge lead early before hanging on for a 93-87
victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night in Game 3
of the Western Conference finals.
The Mavericks, who tied with Miami for the league's best road
record during the regular season, won for the fourth straight time
outside Dallas in these playoffs and reclaimed home-court advantage
just two nights after letting it get away in Game 2.
Nowitzki went 7 for 21 from the field but Dallas still called on
him in the clutch to hold off Oklahoma City's late charge.
NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant also struggled from the field,
hitting just 7 of 22 shots to finish with 24 points and 12
rebounds.