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By The Numbers: Thunder-Mavs

by Darnell Mayberry Published: January 3, 2012

Numbers to note from Monday’s 100-87 loss at Dallas.

0: Assists by Kevin Durant, the first time this season he’s failed to register a helper. In each of the first five games, Durant had dished at least three assists.

1: Loss for the Thunder, which is now 5-1. With Miami losing to Atlanta earlier in the evening Monday, the Thunder was the last unbeaten team in the league.

2: Rebounds by Durant, a season-low. Durant had pulled down at least five boards in each of the first five games.

11: Combined free throw attempts by Durant and Russell Westbrook, 5.4 fewer than the two combined to average last season.

12: Assists by the Thunder, a season-low. The Thunder had more turnovers (14) and saw its best playmakers — Westbrook, Durant, Eric Maynor and James Harden — combine for seven assists and nine turnovers. Only two Thunder players had at least two assists.

16: Biggest lead by Dallas, the largest deficit of the season for the Thunder. The previous high was 12, set last Thursday against the Mavericks.

21: Assists by Dallas. Five Mavs players had at least two assists.

28: Fast break points by the Thunder, a season-high and seven more than the team’s previous best, set against Phoenix on New Year’s Eve. OKC converted 12 of 13 fast break opportunities against the Mavs.

40.3: Percent shooting for the Thunder. The Mavs entered the game allowing a league-worst 48.5 percent from the field.

41:24: Minutes played by Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, who led the team. It was a career high in minutes for Ibaka and the first time in his career that he’s led the team in minutes played.

47: Bench points by Dallas. The Mavs’ reserves outscored the Thunder’s 47-25. Dallas scored nearly as many bench points in the second quarter (24) as the Thunder had all game.

48.8: Percent shooting for the Mavs. It set an opponent season high for the Thunder, which entered the game allowing just 40.6 percent shooting and had not yielded more than 45 percent to any team this season.

56: Points in the paint by Dallas. It was the second most allowed by the Thunder, which gave up 60 paint points to Minnesota in the second game of the season.

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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