Dallas Mavericks Fall to 1-2 in Series

By Andrew Mills
Apr 21, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) fights for a rebound against the Dallas Mavericks in game three of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 21, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) fights for a rebound against the Dallas Mavericks in game three of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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Deciding Factors

3-Point Shooting:

Thunder 15 of 27 (55.6 percent), Mavericks 6 of 23 (26.1 percent)

The Mavericks attempted the fifth most 3-point shots in the regular season. Not only did they not get their shots, but they did not make them. Wesley Matthews made half of the teams 3-pointers. Four Thunder players made at least two 3-point attempts.

Rebounding:

Thunder 42 (9 offensive), Mavericks 30 (6 offensive)

The Thunder lead the league in rebounding and offensive rebounding in the regular season. Second chance shots for a team shooting over 50 percent on the night, was bound to spell doom for the Mavericks.

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