(OKLAHOMA CITY) — The Oklahoma City Thunder (4-0) almost let one slip away on Thursday night, but their all-star Kevin Durant had enough time left on the clock to send the Dallas Mavericks (0-3) home with a 104-103 loss on his last second 3-point buzzer beater.
Vince Carter hit a 3-pointer of his own on the Mavericks’ previous trip down the court with 1.4 seconds left. But that 1.4 was all Durant and the Thunder needed to pull off a thrilling win in front of the home crowd.
“It was crazy, a crazy course of events,” Durant said. “When two tough teams always go at it, it always comes down to the last play.”
Mavericks forward Shawn Marion was guarding Durant on the last play. “We’ve got to just go out there and stop worrying about other things and just go out there and just play the game and just play hard,” said Marion after the tough loss.
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Billy Hallowell, Deseret News
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