Durant scores 19 of 31 in 4th, Thunder beat Mavs

Mavs vs. Thunder

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The Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki shoots against Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder on March 17, 2013 at the American Airlines Center. (Copyright 2013 NBAE/Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on March 17, 2013 at 9:26 PM

DALLAS (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 19 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, Russell Westbrook had 35 including the go-ahead jumper with 1 minute left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Dallas Mavericks 107-101 Sunday night.

Durant was 3 of 9 from the floor before hitting seven shots in a row during one stretch in the fourth.

Westbrook connected on a 17-footer to give the Thunder a 103-101 lead. With a chance to tie on the next possession, Durant forced Dallas into a shot-clock violation when he blocked Mike James' desperation jumper.

Thabo Sefolosha hit a turnaround jumper over O.J. Mayo to stretch Oklahoma City's lead to 105-101.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points, including two free throws for the Mavericks to tie the score at 101 with 1:20 left. Dallas, however, didn't score after that.

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