Dallas Mavericks

Short-handed Mavericks hope to rebound after abysmal Game 1 showing

Russell Westbrook, right, and the Thunder easily grabbed control of Game 1 Saturday against Deron Williams and the Mavs. Game 2 presents another tough challenge for Dallas as Williams is doubtful with a sports hernia.
Russell Westbrook, right, and the Thunder easily grabbed control of Game 1 Saturday against Deron Williams and the Mavs. Game 2 presents another tough challenge for Dallas as Williams is doubtful with a sports hernia. AP

Mavericks at Thunder

7 p.m. Monday, Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City

TV: KTXA/21, TNT

Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, ESPN/1540 (Spanish)

Series: Thunder leads best-of-seven 1-0

About the Mavericks: Anything that could go wrong did for Dallas in Game 1 Saturday. The 38-point (108-70) deficit was the second-worst playoff loss in Mavs history. And the Mavericks’ output marked the fewest points they’ve scored in a postseason game. ... With 18 points, Dirk Nowitzki was the only Mavs player who scored more than eight. The other four starters combined for only 12 points. ... Guard J.J. Barea will miss Game 2 with a strained right groin, while fellow point guard Deron Williams is doubtful with a sports hernia. David Lee is out with a partial tear of the plantar fascia tendon to his right heel.

About the Thunder: OKC woke up Sunday feeling pretty good after tearing the Mavs apart in Game 1. The task now is not to get overconfident and think this series is over. ... Russell Westbrook (24 points, 11 assists) and Kevin Durant (23 points, 27 minutes) were at their All-Star best in Game 1. ... Serge Ibaka had 17 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in Game 1, and Enes Kanter came off the bench to drop in 16 points and collect 13 rebounds. ... OKC’s stout defense held the Mavs to 11 points in the first quarter and 29.8 percent shooting for the game. ... The Thunder won the rebounding battle 56-33.

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