24 May 2011

Mavericks produce great comeback to silence Thunder

6:16 pm on 24 May 2011

Dallas has produced a remarkable comeback to beat Oklahoma City 112-105 in overtime with Dirk Nowitzki scoring 40 points and pushing the Mavericks within one win of clinching a place in the National Basketball Association finals.

The Mavericks lead the series 3-1 and can secure a place in the championship against Miami or Chicago with a victory in game five in Dallas on Thursday.

They'd trailed throughout in regulation time in Oklahoma City and were 15 points down with just over four and a half minutes to go in the fourth quarter.

The Thunder, lost their way on offense though after James Harden fouled out and

Dallas then finished with a 17-2 run with Nowitzki producing two free throws in the final seven seconds as the game was tied at 101-101

Nowitzki's game high 40 point performance is his second in the series and included 14 of 15 free throws.