Kevin Durant, NBA leading scorer the past two years, scored 27 points for “OKC” but the German Dirk Nowitzki of the Mavs responded with 26.
For Atlanta, veteran Tracy McGrady has been very active with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists while Dwyane Wade had a day without the fire with only 4 of 17 successful shots but was caught by distributing 10 assists . “It’s in defeat that will shape the teams and players, said Wade. I had a bad game but I’ll bounce back.”
Miami and Oklahoma City, however, remain leaders in their respective conference with 5V-1d. They still have 60 games left in regular season has been shortened (66 matches per team instead of 82) because of the lockout that has paralyzed the NBA from 1 July to December.
Results of matches from the North American Championship basketball (NBA) played Monday:
Phoenix – Golden State 102-91
Boston – Washington 100-92