Nowitzki's 48 leads Mavs past Thunder in Game 1

Dirk Nowitzki showed no rust from a long layoff,
making 10 of his first 11 shots and an NBA playoff-record 24
straight free throws on the way to 48 points, leading the Dallas
Mavericks to a 121-112 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in
Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday night.
Nowitzki was impossible for the Thunder to cover. Six guys tried
stopping him, and the big German either shot over them or put them
in foul trouble. He made 13 free throws in the third quarter alone.
Despite going nine days between games, the Mavericks picked up
where they left off in a sweep of the Lakers. They have won seven
straight games this postseason and are 6-0 at home.
They'll try adding to it in Game 2 at home Thursday night.
Kevin Durant scored 40 points for Oklahoma City.