The Dallas Mavericks could not get to the end of the game quickly enough. The Mavericks had a strategy to put the Thunder on their heels and it worked really well especially in the first half of the game. The Mavericks were leading by 22 points at the beginning of the second half. However, by the end of the game the Thunder had pulled with 5 points of the Mavericks. The Mavericks had the Thunder so rattled that they only managed one 3-point shot in 17 attempts and finished the game with 36.5 percent shooting. In the end the Mavericks held out for the 93-87 win.