This was old-school hoops. The Dallas Mavericks used a 48 point performance from their star, Dirk Nowitzki to run away from the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-112 Tuesday night.
Nowitzki put on quite the show, going 12 for 15 from the field and hitting 24 straight free throws beating an NBA record.
Kevin Durant wasn't bad for OKC, dropping 40 himself, but he didn't get much help.
The game was a run-and-gun back and forth game, much different from the typical slow-paced, slog it out pace most NBA playoff games take. Already, experts are saying "The Mavs are too much for the Thunder" and "This series may be over".
All that happened was the home team held serve. They won where they were supposed to. It wasn't a blowout, they just took care of business.
Game 2 in the series is Thursday night at 9 p.m Eastern.
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