NBA Playoff Recap: Thunder Advance With 118-104 Win Over Mavericks
Russell Westbrook scored 36 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Dallas Mavericks, 118-104, in Game 5 of the teams’ first-round NBA Playoff series in Oklahoma City on Monday night. The win allowed the Thunder to capture the best-of-seven series, 4-1, and advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs.
Kevin Durant added 33 points on Monday for the Thunder, who will play the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals.
Dirk Nowitzki had 24 points to lead the Mavericks. Dallas rarely had a healthy lineup in the series, and their reserves could not compete with the athleticism of Westbrook, Durant and the rest of the Oklahoma City squad.
2016 NBA Western Conference Playoffs: First Round
(3) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. (6) Dallas Mavericks
Sat, April 16: Oklahoma City 108, Dallas 70
Mon, April 18: Dallas 85, Oklahoma City 84
Thu, April 21: Oklahoma City 131, Dallas 102
Sat, April 23: Oklahoma City 119, Dallas 108
Mon, April 25: Oklahoma City 118, Dallas 104
Oklahoma City wins, 4-1