OKLAHOMA CITY (Sporting Alert) The following are the starters for tonight’s NBA game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks here at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.
Watch: Live on TNT
Date: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, December 27, 2012
Place: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Kevin Durant and OKC Thunder (21-6) enter the game with the league’s second best record, but fell in its last game to the Miami Heat on Christmas Day in a repeat of last year’s championship game.
Dallas (12-16), meanwhile welcomed back star forward Dirk Nowitzki, who returned for the first time this campaign in a defeat to the San Antonio Spurs.
Nowitzki had missed his team’s opening 27 games of the season after a knee surgery done in October.
Thunder: Thabo Sefolosha – G, Russell Westbrook – G, Kevin Durant – F, Serge Ibaka – F, Kendrick Perkins – C
Dallas: O.J. Mayo – G, Dominique Jones – G, Shawn Marion – F, Dahntay Jones – F, Chris Kaman – C
Kevin Durant – (OKC) – 28.1, Russell Westbrook – (OKC) – 21.4, O.J. Mayo – (DAL) – 19.3, Kevin Martin – (OKC) – 15.7
Kevin Durant – (OKC) – 8.4Serge Ibaka – (OKC) – 8.1Shawn Marion – (DAL) – 8.0Chris Kaman – (DAL) – 6.2
Russell Westbrook – (OKC) – 8.6Darren Collison – (DAL) – 5.0Kevin Durant – (OKC) – 4.2Oj Mayo – (DAL) – 3.8