National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Updated: December 27, 2012

Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) – Russell Westbrook scored eight points
over the final stages of overtime, including the go-ahead basket with 1:04
left, as the Oklahoma City Thunder halted their first losing streak of the
season with a hard-fought 111-105 victory over the Dallas Mavericks at
Chesapeake City Arena. Westbrook finished with 16 points and 10 assists, while
Kevin Durant poured in 40 points — 26 of which came in the second half — to
help rally the Thunder from a 10-point deficit with eight minutes remaining
in regulation and end a two-game slide. Serge Ibaka added 19 points and 17
rebounds, and Kevin Martin contributed 18 points off the bench for Oklahoma
City, which has now won 11 consecutive home games. Dallas was dealt a fourth
straight defeat and seventh setback in eight outings despite a season-high 32
points from Darren Collison, who hit a desperation 3-pointer as time expired
to force overtime. Chris Kaman and Shawn Marion recorded 17 and 14 points,
respectively, in the loss. Dirk Nowitzki, playing his second game since
returning from right knee surgery, had nine points and six rebounds in 26
minutes for Dallas, though he shot just 3-of-11 from the field.