Oklahoma City – Danilo Gallinari and Dennis Schroder scored 20 points each, Chris Paul got the lead in the lead 40.9 seconds from the end and the Oklahoma City Thunder erased a disadvantage of seven units in the last three minutes to beat on Tuesday 106-101 at Dallas Mavericks
Paul achieved 13 of his 17 units in the fourth period and added eight rebounds and seven assists for the Thunder, which reached seven victories in the last eight games to place seventh in the Western Conference. Oklahoma City is three games above .500 for the first time in the campaign.
Luka Doncic led the Mavericks with 35 goals, 10 boards and seven assists, but he and Maxi Kleber missed triple attempts to tie the game in the final seconds. Dallas did not have two of its usual headlines Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr., who were absent due to injuries.
Dallas came to the front for up to 12 units in the first half thanks to Doncic’s 23 goals, whose participation was in doubt due to discomfort in the left wrist and back, after suffering a sharp fall in Sunday’s duel against the Lakers
But the Thunder approached 51-50 at halftime and twice had a six-point lead in the third quarter before Dallas reached the final lead period on the 78-77 score.
Dallas took the lead 99-92 thanks to a triple from Doncic at 2:56 in the end, but Oklahoma took a 102-101 lead with Paul’s score with 40.9 seconds left.