Game 4 — Saturday at 6:30 p.m., Dallas
Game 5, if necessary — Monday at 7 p.m., Chesapeake Energy Arena
Game 6, if necessary — May 10 at TBA, Dallas
Game 7, if necessary — May 12 at TBA, Chesapeake Energy Arena
The Thunder, which finished the regular season dead last in turnover at 16.3 per game, finished with a season-low eight on Thursday. The previous low was 10 on two occasions. ... The Mavericks had 16 turnovers, but the Thunder converted them into just seven points. Dallas turned OKC's eight turnovers in 10 points. … After going 37 for 39 (.949) at the line, Thunder converted just 11 for 17 (.647) from the line, including 4 for 8 in the fourth quarter.
Rumble the Bison will perform at 8:30 a.m. Friday for more than 400 students, parents and teachers at Quail Creek Elementary School, 11700 Thorn Ridge Road.
He will demonstrate the importance of living a healthy lifestyle with props and a skit. The performance is in support of the 2012 Dribble to Stop Diabetes campaign, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association and Sanofi US.
Thunder guard James Harden on the importance of winning on the road: “This was a Game 7 for us. We needed it. It was a must-win for us and we came out with that intensity. Same thing for the next game as well.”