Saturday's game: Thunder at Dallas Mavericks

By Darnell Mayberry, Staff Writer, dmayberry@opubco.com Published: April 3, 2010
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When: 7:30 tonight

Where: American Airlines Center.

TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37, HD Ch. 722).

Radio: WWLS 98.1-FM, WWLS 640-AM.

Live chat: http://www.newsok.com/sports/thunder

Three things to know

→The Thunder won the last meeting, 99-86, on Feb. 16 inside the Ford Center. Dallas is 18-5 since losing that game and had won 13 straight immediately following the loss.

→Kevin Durant is averaging 22.3 points on 29.7 percent shooting in three games against Dallas, his lowest scoring and shooting percentages against any opponent this season. Durant’s 10.3 rebounds against the Mavs are his highest against any opponent.

→The Mavs are 26-12 at home but are coming off a 97-82 loss to Orlando.

Projected starters

Thunder (46-28)
Pos. Player Ht. Pts. Reb. Ast
G Russell Westbrook 6-3 16.2 4.9 8.0
G Thabo Sefolosha 6-7 5.9 4.8 1.8
F Kevin Durant 6-9 29.7 7.6 2.7
F Jeff Green 6-9 14.9 6.0 1.6
C Nenad Krstic 7-0 8.4 5.1 0.7
Mavericks (50-27)
Pos. Player Ht. Pts. Reb. Ast
G Jason Kidd 6-4 10.1 5.5 9.1
G Caron Butler 6-7 14.8 5.2 1.8
F Shawn Marion 6-7 12.0 6.5 1.4
F Dirk Nowitzki 7-0 24.7 7.6 2.7
C Brendan Haywood 7-0 8.4 7.9 0.9


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