Mavs trail after one, 27-20

Both teams are scoring but the Thunder have the hotter hand at the close of the first quarter.  Corey Brewer gets some early minutes thanks to Shawn Marion collecting two early fouls and gets an early bucket.  Dirk got some early rest as Peja Stoyakovic went into the game with about 8 minutes to go.  It looks like Carlisle wants to get just about everyone game action early on to help get the rust off.  Jason Kidd played all but the last minute, with 4 assists and 2 boards but no points.  Barea came into the game and instantly pushed the tempo and drove to the hoop, drawing the foul.  He definitely has brought a lot of energy to the Mavs.  Kevin Durant had an outstanding first quarter, finishing with 13 points.

Topics: Dallas Mavericks, J.J. Barea, Jason Kidd, Kevin Durant

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