The Mavs strategy this quarter has been simple: get the ball to Dirk. And it has been working brilliantly. Dirk continues to hit his jumpers and is drawing fouls routinely. He has 38 points through the third period. The Mavs are starting to pull away as the Thunder look lost at this point. Durant is being forced into bad shots and no one is really stepping up for the Thunder, although Westbrook is starting to get going a little bit. They picked up their offense a little bit when Dirk went to the bench with about 2 minutes left.
Jason Kidd finally got on the board with a three and Shawn Marion made the most of his opportunities, finishing the quarter with 9 points. Jason Terry is quietly continuing to hit some big shots and has 17 points.