Mavs Even Series With Thrilling 85-84 Win After Thunder Lose Another 4th-Quarter Lead

The Oklahoma City Thunder continued their season-long trend of blowing fourth-quarter leads in Game 2 against the Dallas Mavericks, giving up a seven-point lead with six minutes left to allow the Mavs to even the series with a 85-84 win.

Oklahoma City shot just 33.7 percent from the field as a team - including just 21.9 percent from three point range - which was the biggest reason for the loss.

Dallas initially took control of this one with a 15-7 run to start the game, then held off the Thunder for the remainder of the half to lead 45-43 at the break. OKC finally showed signs of life with a 15-5 run to start the third quarter, but Dallas took the lead back at 79-78 with less than four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

The game was then tied 81-81 going into the final minute before Dallas took the two-point lead thanks to a clutch layup from Raymond Felton. Kevin Durant missed two shots on the ensuing possession, and after Raymond Felton missed two free throws in the final seconds, Steven Adams appeared to have the game won with a tip in at the buzzer. However, the shot was waved off, giving the victory to the Mavs.

Durant was the focal point of the Thunder's poor shooting, scoring 21 points on just 7/33 shooting. Russell Westbrook also chipped in 19 points, 12 rebounds and five assists.

The Mavericks were led by 21 points and 11 rebounds from Raymond Felton, along with 17 points from Dirk Nowitzki.

Game 3 of the series will be in Dallas on Thursday. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 pm ET and will be televised by TNT.

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