Article Photos: Thunder is on the verge of sweeping the defending NBA champs in the first round 20/34

Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) dunks the ball over Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki (41) during Game 3 of the first round in the NBA playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Thursday, May 3, 2012. Oklahoma City won 95-79. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman