Curry, Nowitzki lead Mavericks past Thunder, 104-89
The Associated Press - March 6, 2017 9:08 am
DALLAS (AP) – Seth Curry scored 22 points and Dirk Nowitzki had 18 points and 12 rebounds as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-89 on Sunday night.
Russell Westbrook scored 29 for the Thunder after scoring more than 40 in each of his last four games. He had six rebounds and five assists, but the Mavericks frustrated him into both a technical foul and a flagrant-one foul. Both came in the midst of a 21-4 third-quarter run that allowed Dallas to blow the game open.
Westbrook picked up a technical with 8:15 to go in the third quarter when he bounced the ball angrily in referee Marat Kogut’s direction after being called for an offensive foul. Then he got his flagrant with 4:27 to go in the quarter for shoving Harrison Barnes.
Steven Adams scored 19 for Oklahoma City, and Enes Kanter had 16.
Nowitzki tied his season high for rebounds and is 20 points away from becoming the sixth player to score 30,000.