Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2021-2022 Regular Season between the Dallas Mavericks (DAL) vs the Oklahoma City Thunder (OKC) on February 3, 2022 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the American Airlines Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder stuns the Dallas Mavericks in their homecourt and comes away with a huge win in overtime.
Lu Dort was scorching hot in overtime as he scored his 14 straight points in that period alone of his 30 points in total. The forward also hit six of his ten attempts from beyond the three-point country.
“In the biggest part of the game, he had his foot on the gas and closed it out for us,” Mark Daigneault, head coach of the Thunder said.
Mann added 29 points in their win while shooting with extreme efficiency, hitting 8 of his 14 looks from the field while shooting 6-8 from three.
Doncic led the Mavericks with 40 big points, six rebounds, and ten assists. The European guard could have also won the game for the Mavs as he stepped back for a three-pointer as the time expires in the fourth quarter, but he misses it.
Reggie Bullock had a sensational performance for the Mavericks as he came off of the bench. Bullock racked up 23 points, eight rebounds, and three steals while shooting 8-16 on his shots. Before Doncic’s game-winning shot that he missed, Bullock made a big three-point shot on the baseline and gave his team a two-point advantage with 8.5 seconds to go at 101-103.
Brunson added 20 points for the Mavs while Kleber had 10.
After the dagger shot by Bullock, Oklahoma immediately calls for a timeout. When Giddey was inbounding the ball, he finds Williams cutting to the basket and feeds it to him. Williams then converts a quick two-pointer that ties the game. This was the last shot before Luka’s attempt to win the contest.
“We drew up a play,” Giddey shared. “I disregarded it as I saw Luka’s back turned. Me and K-Rich made eye contact, and I found him.”
Giddey provided Oklahoma with 14 points, ten assists, and seven rebounds while Bazley had 13 points, eleven rebounds, and three blocks.
After this wild matchup, OKC breaks Dallas’ eight-game home winning streak.
“They just played harder than we did,” Jason Kidd said. “When it got tight there, we started to play better. We put ourselves in a position like Orlando: Someone had to make a shot — someone did. We just couldn’t get the stop on the other end.”
Mavericks vs Thunder
30-28; 21-26; 34-25; 18-27; 17-11
Mavericks (114) – Doncic 40, Bullock 23, Brunson 20, Kleber 10, Chriss 6
Thunder (120) – Dort 30, Mann 29, Giddey 14, Bazley 13, Jerome 11