The Dallas Mavericks held home court and beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-96 on Saturday, Nov. 10. Here is a recap of that game.
The Dallas Mavericks had a successful Saturday night as they got a home victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Throughout the game they were looking good, keeping their double-digit lead for the majority of the second half.
The Thunder put up a good effort, but ultimately came up short. Paul George had a double-double, having 20 points and 13 rebounds in 38 minutes of action. However, he struggled to keep his consistency when Oklahoma City needed him the most, shooting 38 percent from the field.
Most of the credit for the Thunder’s late push to stay relevant was by Steven Adams, who also put up 20 points and 13 rebounds, but shot a better 72 percent from the field. He used screens to his advantage, getting points in the paint with mismatches with Wesley Matthews and Harrison Barnes covering him. Even bench player Dwight Powell struggled to keep up with Adams, as it seemed like each time ended with a basket.
Former Maverick Nerlens Noel didn’t look as good. In his return to the American Airlines Center, Noel played only 11 minutes of action and managed to produce two points and six rebounds. Fans will likely remember Noel’s return to Dallas for Dwight Powell posterized him with Dirk Nowitzki cheering during the TV broadcast. Fans can see the play below courtesy of the official NBA Twitter account.
— NBA (@NBA) November 11, 2018
More importantly, let us talk about how the Dallas Mavericks performed.