Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Mavs edge Thunder with Durant 7-of-33

OKLAHOMA CITY — A putback at the buzzer by Steven Adams that would have won the game was disallowed upon review, and the Mavericks defeated the Thunder 85-84 on Monday night to even their Western Conference playoff series at one win apiece.

Kevin Durant scored 21 for Oklahoma City but shot just 7-for-33. It was the 168th time since 1984 that a player took at least 30 shots in a playoff game and the first in which that player failed to make at least nine. Durant had the worst shooting night in any game since Jerry Stackhouse went 7-for-34 for the Pistons in February 2001.

Dallas lost 108-70 in the opener on Saturday, but the Mavericks bounced back and held Oklahoma City to 33.7 percent shooting Monday.

Raymond Felton scored 21 and Dirk Nowitzki added 17 for the Mavericks. Deron Williams, declared doubtful on Sunday with a left abdominal strain, scored 13 points, 11 in the game's first five minutes.

Dallas led 85-84 with 7.1 seconds left when Felton missed two free throws. Durant missed in close and Adams rebounded and scored, but too late.

RAPTORS 98, PACERS 87: Jonas Valanciunas had 23 points and 15 rebounds, Kyle Lowry had 18 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and the host Raptors snapped their postseason losing streak at seven games. Toronto, which tied the series at 1, had not won a playoff game since a 115-113 home victory over Brooklyn on April 30, 2014.

CURRY SITS: The Warriors said guard Stephen Curry (right ankle) would sit out Monday's late Game 2 against the Rockets. Curry cut short his pregame routine after appearing to be in discomfort.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard won his second straight league defensive player of the year award, the first noncenter to win the award in consecutive seasons since Dennis Rodman in 1989-90 and 1990-91. Leonard received 84 first-place votes and 547 points from 130 writers and broadcasters. Warriors forward Draymond Green was second. … The league fined Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy $25,000 for his criticism of the way Cavs star LeBron James is officiated.

Mavericks 85, Thunder 84

DALLAS (85): Matthews 3-11 0-0 6, Nowitzki 7-19 2-2 17, Pachulia 1-6 0-0 2, Felton 8-16 4-7 21, Williams 5-9 0-0 13, Powell 0-3 0-2 0, Harris 3-5 2-4 8, Anderson 3-6 0-0 6, Mejri 5-7 2-4 12. Totals 35-82 10-19 85.

OKLAHOMA CITY (84): Durant 7-33 5-5 21, Ibaka 4-7 2-2 12, Adams 4-6 1-2 9, Westbrook 8-22 2-4 19, Roberson 1-3 0-0 2, Waiters 3-8 1-1 8, Singler 0-1 0-0 0, Collison 0-0 0-0 0, Kanter 2-7 2-2 6, Foye 0-1 0-0 0, Morrow 2-4 2-2 7. Totals 31-92 15-18 84.

Dallas 24 21 14 26— 85

Okla. City 20 23 19 22— 84

3-Point Goals—Dallas 5-19 (Williams 3-5, Nowitzki 1-3, Felton 1-4, Matthews 0-7), Oklahoma City 7-32 (Ibaka 2-4, Durant 2-11, Morrow 1-3, Waiters 1-5, Westbrook 1-6, Roberson 0-1, Foye 0-1, Kanter 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsDallas 58 (Felton 11), Oklahoma City 62 (Westbrook 14). AssistsDallas 14 (Williams 5), Oklahoma City 11 (Westbrook 6). Total FoulsDallas 17, Oklahoma City 19. TechnicalsDallas Coach Carlisle, Dallas defensive three second. A18,203 (18,203).

Raptors 98, Pacers 87

INDIANA (87): George 8-15 10-11 28, Allen 1-2 0-0 2, Mahinmi 0-6 5-6 5, G.Hill 2-5 0-0 4, Ellis 6-12 2-3 15, S.Hill 1-5 0-0 2, Stuckey 2-6 2-4 7, Turner 4-5 0-0 8, Lawson 1-4 2-2 4, Miles 2-7 2-2 6, J.Hill 0-0 0-0 0, Robinson III 1-1 0-0 2, Young 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 29-70 25-30 87.

TORONTO (98): Carroll 1-3 0-0 2, Scola 0-1 0-0 0, Valanciunas 10-18 3-4 23, Lowry 4-13 10-10 18, DeRozan 5-18 0-0 10, Powell 1-6 0-0 3, Patterson 5-6 2-2 14, Ross 2-4 0-0 6, Biyombo 1-2 4-5 6, Joseph 6-8 4-4 16, Thompson 0-1 0-0 0, Wright 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-80 23-25 98.

Indiana 16 32 18 21— 87

Toronto 27 26 21 24— 98

3-Point GoalsIndiana 4-20 (George 2-3, Stuckey 1-1, Ellis 1-2, Young 0-1, Turner 0-1, Lawson 0-2, S.Hill 0-2, G.Hill 0-3, Miles 0-5), Toronto 5-18 (Patterson 2-2, Ross 2-4, Powell 1-3, Thompson 0-1, Scola 0-1, DeRozan 0-2, Lowry 0-5). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsIndiana 40 (S.Hill 6), Toronto 53 (Valanciunas 15). AssistsIndiana 13 (Lawson, Ellis 3), Toronto 19 (Lowry 9). Total FoulsIndiana 23, Toronto 25. A19,800 (19,800).

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