Game time! The Dallas Mavericks look to even up the series at home against the talented Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team who have a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven, first round of the playoffs. Watch all the hard court action on April 23rd, at 7:00pm EST, online here!
American Airlines Center will host game 4 of this peculiar match-up. So far in this series, the Dallas Mavericks have either won or been completely blown away. The Thunder dominated the first and third games by 38 & 29 points respectively. But game 2 went to Dallas who beat the Thunder by one, 85-84. Will Dallas get rolled again or can they stand up and fight like they did in game 2? Watch game 4 of the first round of NBA playoffs here online and find out.
The Thunder have a really great player on their team and his name is Kevin Durant, 27. The 6’9″ forward from Washington, DC weighs in at lean 240 lbs. This man is a baller. When he is having a good night, which is all the time, the Thunder are almost unstoppable. In games 1 & 3 Kevin was dropping dimes on the Mavs who did not stand a chance. KD was in a zone.
In game 2 however, Kevin was flat and shot 7-33 from the floor. Then boom! The Mavericks jumped up and stole away a win. If the Mavericks can remember how to keep a lid on Kevin, maybe they have a shot at another win, tying the series at 2 games each.
Regardless of the outcome of game 4, the series will head back to Oklahoma for games 5 and possibly 7. With the better regular season record, 55-27, the Thunder have the home field advantage in round one. Defense wins championships and the only way for Dallas to get a second win in this series is if they can control the tempo of the fast-paced Thunder squad. The only loss by the Thunder in this series came when they were held to under 90 points. If the Mavs D up on the Thunder, this series might get real interesting.
What do you think HollywoodLifers? Who will win this crucial game 4? Do the Mavericks have a chance at containing KD or are the Thunder just too hot to handle?