This time, the roles were reversed.
"I thought we had our chances, and we've got to create our own breaks. It felt like all season long, for some reason, the other teams were making one more play, one more bounce," Nowitzki said. "We've got to come up and grab them.
"We were right there. The game was there for the taking. We needed one more play that we didn't come up with."
Notes: A shot originally ruled a 3-pointer by Terry in the final minute of the first quarter was corrected to a 2 when instant replay showed his left foot was on the line. ... Oklahoma City won three of the four regular-season games between the teams. ... Backup center Nazr Mohammed was dropped from the Thunder rotation. He played in 63 of 66 regular-season games but didn't play in the final two games against Dallas despite being healthy. ... Dallas' biggest lead was eight on multiple occasions. Oklahoma City never led by more than four.
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