--G Russell Westbrook took the scoring baton in Game 2, scoring a team-high 29 in Monday's 102-99 win over Dallas. "There's no question that Russell has developed from the day we drafted him through his hard effort and commitment that he puts in to the team," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. "We're seeing it in front of our eyes. He's four years in this league and a two-time All Star at 23 years old. He's still going to challenge himself to get better."
--G James Harden helped close out Game 2 with a perfect showing from the line, going 10-for-10, and scored 15 points. "It's going to be a good series. Teams are going to go on runs. Obviously they have been here last year, so they know what it takes. We've made it pretty far, so we know what it takes. It's going to be a battle."
--G Derek Fisher bounced back from a scoreless Game 1 with 11 points Monday. He's jumper at the end of the first quarter gave Oklahoma City an eight-point lead. "Derek did a great job of giving us that spark off the bench, knocking down shots, playing tremendous defense and playing hard," Kevin Durant said. "That is what we expect from him every single night."
--G Eric Maynor (knee) tore his right ACL and is out for the season. The backup was averaging 4.8 points and 2.9 assists.
--Point guard Russell Westbrook
--Shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha
--Small forward Kevin Durant
--Power forward Serge Ibaka
--Center Kendrick Perkins
--Guard James Harden
--Forward Nick Collison
--Guard Derek Fisher
--Center Nazr Mohammed
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