Dallas Mavericks

Mavericks hope to delay vacation, force Game 6 against Thunder

Thunder center Enes Kanter, left, has dominated the Mavericks inside, scoring 49 points combined in the past two games.
Thunder center Enes Kanter, left, has dominated the Mavericks inside, scoring 49 points combined in the past two games. AP

Mavericks at Thunder

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

TV: TNT, KTXA/21

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

Series: Thunder leads best-of-seven series 3-1

About the Mavericks: Dallas can begin its vacation plans if it doesn’t win Game 5. The Mavs are hoping to return to Dallas and force Game 6 on Thursday. ... Dirk Nowitzki has scored 43 points and is 19-of-33 from the field in the last two games. But the Mavs are upset that he only had six free throw attempts combined while being aggressively guarded by the Thunder. ... The Mavs were outscored 16-7 in Game 3 in second-chance points and 18-7 in Game 4. ... The Mavs attempted only 17 free throws in Game 4 to 34 for OKC.

About the Thunder: Oklahoma City can close out the series in front of their home crowd after decisively winning the last two games in Dallas. ... Enes Kanter had 21 points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes in Game 3, and 28 points and six rebounds in 26 minutes in Game 4. .... Russell Westbrook contributed 26 points and 15 assists in Game 3, and 25 points and 15 assists in Game 4. ... OKC shot 57.7 percent from the field and outrebounded the Mavs 42-30 in Game 3 , and shot 53 percent from the field and outrebounded the Mavs 42-33 in Game 4.

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