OKC
DAL

No Text

Smith's key plays late help Mavs surge past Thunder 105-103

DALLAS (AP) Dennis Smith Jr. was coming off a last-second gaffe in a Dallas loss when the second-year guard came through with two critical plays in a win over Oklahoma City: one at each end of the court.

The 21-year-old hit the go-ahead layup before defending on a miss by Paul George , and the Dallas Mavericks surged past the Thunder late in a 105-103 victory Sunday night.

Smith's key moments came two nights after he failed to get a shot off before the buzzer - and missed it anyway - in a 114-112 loss at New Orleans. It was his first game back after missing 11 with a sprained right wrist.

The loss to the Pelicans was the second of two straight games against them, with Dallas winning the first. Now the Mavericks will play two in a row against the Thunder, this time in a back-to-back at Oklahoma City on Monday night.

''I am just trying to earn my respect in this league,'' said Smith, who scored 14 points while backcourt mate and 19-year-old rookie sensation Luka Doncic led Dallas with 25 points.

George scored the last 13 points for Oklahoma City and finished with 36, but he missed the pull-up jumper with Smith defending with 2 seconds left.

The Thunder still had a chance with 1.7 seconds left, but Russell Westbrook missed a corner 3-pointer at the buzzer to wrap up a rough shooting night for the 2017 MVP. He was 4 of 22 for nine points with nine rebounds and eight assists.

It was the first time since April 12, 2017, that Westbrook didn't finish in double figures in at least one of those three categories.

''We got lucky because he had an off shooting night,'' Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. ''And knowing him, I'm not looking forward to tomorrow night.''

The Thunder led by as many as six in the final two minutes fueled by a pair of 3s from George, but the Mavericks chipped away thanks to missed shots and turnovers by Oklahoma City.

Smith's layup for a 104-103 lead came after he dribbled away from the basket and reversed course to the hoop, easily speeding past Dennis Schroder and hitting the shot over a leaping Westbrook.

''I think there were some times where we did a great job defensively, and obviously there were some other times we broke down,'' Thunder coach Billy Donovan said.

DeAndre Jordan, who had 12 points and 17 rebounds, pulled Dallas to 101-99 with a thunderous dunk. The Thunder turned it over but Westbrook knocked away Harrison Barnes' pass to Doncic. Trailing the play, Jordan grabbed the loose ball and dunked without taking a dribble.

George was 12 of 24 from the field but just 3 of 11 from 3 as the Thunder shot 24 percent from beyond the arc. Westbrook missed all eight of his attempts from long range.

The Mavericks took their first 10-point lead on a 3 from Doncic while the Thunder went without a field goal for more than six minutes to start the third quarter. The lead reached 13 in the final minute of the third on a 3 from J.J. Barea.

The Dallas lead was gone less than four minutes into the fourth quarter, with Oklahoma City getting even at 86 on a floater from Schroder, who scored 19 points.

TIP-INS

Thunder: Lost for first time with George scoring at least 30 points after winning the first five this season. ... Westbrook got a technical after he didn't get a call on a bump from Maxi Kleber when he drove for a layup that was short. ... Jerami Grant and Patrick Patterson scored 10 points apiece while Steven Adams had nine rebounds and eight points.

Mavericks: Won their 13th out of last 14 home games to improve to 15-3 at American Airlines Center. ... Barnes had 16 points, and Dorian Finney-Smith added 10. ... G Wesley Matthews missed his second game with right foot soreness. ... Smith got a technical for complaining going into a timeout about a no-call when Westbrook made contact with his face.

RUSS DUD

It was the fourth time this month that Westbrook has shot less than 25 percent of the field. ''Missing and making shots is part of the game, but I got to do a better job and that's on me,'' Westbrook said.

DUELING GERMAN 3s

The first of Dirk Nowitzki's six points came on a 3 with 34 seconds left in the first quarter, but the fellow German Schroder hit one in transition 5 seconds later to finish the scoring in an entertaining first quarter. Oklahoma City led 28-27 after the first.

UP NEXT

The teams finish a back-to-back against each other Monday in Oklahoma City.

---

More AP NBA: www.apnews.com/NBA and www.twitter.com/AP-Sports

Copyright 2018 by AP. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of AP is strictly prohibited.

1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:35   Defensive rebound by Luka Doncic  
11:18 +2 Harrison Barnes made hook shot, assist by Maxi Kleber 0-2
11:03 +2 Paul George made floating jump shot 2-2
10:46   Shooting foul on Luka Doncic  
10:46 +1 Paul George made 1st of 2 free throws 3-2
10:46 +1 Paul George made 2nd of 2 free throws 4-2
10:30   Personal foul on Abdel Nader  
10:18   Luka Doncic missed floating jump shot  
10:13 +2 DeAndre Jordan made dunk 4-4
10:03   Defensive rebound by Harrison Barnes  
9:59   Bad pass turnover on Luka Doncic, stolen by Paul George  
9:49   Offensive rebound by Paul George  
9:47   Paul George missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:47   Defensive rebound by Maxi Kleber  
9:33 +2 DeAndre Jordan made dunk, assist by Luka Doncic 4-6
9:20   Defensive rebound by Luka Doncic  
9:12   Shooting foul on Abdel Nader  
9:12   Luka Doncic missed 1st of 2 free throws  
9:12   DAL team rebound  
9:03 +2 Steven Adams made alley-oop shot, assist by Russell Westbrook 6-7
8:43   Dennis Smith Jr. missed driving layup  
8:42   Offensive rebound by Dennis Smith Jr.  
8:29   Defensive rebound by Paul George  
8:19 +2 Steven Adams made hook shot 8-7
8:03   Luka Doncic missed floating jump shot  
8:01   Defensive rebound by Steven Adams  
7:57   Russell Westbrook missed jump shot  
7:54   Defensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
7:33 +2 Luka Doncic made finger-roll layup 8-9
7:26 +2 Paul George made jump shot 10-9
7:13   Lost ball turnover on Harrison Barnes, stolen by Abdel Nader  
7:07   Paul George missed layup  
7:05   Defensive rebound by Harrison Barnes  
6:59   Maxi Kleber missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:54   Defensive rebound by Russell Westbrook  
6:53   Shooting foul on Maxi Kleber  
6:53 +1 Paul George made 1st of 2 free throws 11-9
6:53   Paul George missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
6:50   Defensive rebound by Dennis Smith Jr.  
6:33   Out of bounds turnover on Dennis Smith Jr.  
6:17   Lost ball turnover on Russell Westbrook, stolen by DeAndre Jordan  
6:15   Bad pass turnover on DeAndre Jordan, stolen by Paul George  
6:10 +3 Abdel Nader made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Russell Westbrook 14-9
5:48   Bad pass turnover on Dennis Smith Jr., stolen by Steven Adams  
5:45 +2 Paul George made finger-roll layup 16-9
5:35   Personal foul on Paul George  
5:28   Luka Doncic missed driving layup  
5:25   Offensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
5:25   DeAndre Jordan missed dunk  
5:24   Defensive rebound by Russell Westbrook  
5:21 +2 Russell Westbrook made layup 18-9
5:02   Luka Doncic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:59   Defensive rebound by Jerami Grant  
4:44   Defensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
4:30   Bad pass turnover on Russell Westbrook, stolen by Maxi Kleber  
4:28   Lost ball turnover on Maxi Kleber, stolen by Russell Westbrook  
4:20   Paul George missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:16   Defensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
4:08 +3 Harrison Barnes made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Luka Doncic 18-12
3:48   Shooting foul on Harrison Barnes  
3:48 +1 Jerami Grant made free throw 21-12
3:36 +2 Luka Doncic made finger-roll layup 21-14
3:26   Paul George missed fade-away jump shot  
3:25   DAL team rebound  
2:58   Offensive rebound by Dorian Finney-Smith  
2:54 +2 Harrison Barnes made floating jump shot, assist by J.J. Barea 21-16
2:40   Russell Westbrook missed jump shot  
2:37   Defensive rebound by J.J. Barea  
2:27   Dwight Powell missed layup, blocked by Dennis Schroder  
2:27   DAL team rebound  
2:15 +3 Luka Doncic made 3-pt. jump shot 21-19
1:49   Hamidou Diallo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:45   Defensive rebound by Dorian Finney-Smith  
1:37 +2 Dwight Powell made layup, assist by J.J. Barea 21-21
1:21 +2 Dennis Schroder made jump shot 23-21
1:03 +3 Devin Harris made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by J.J. Barea 23-24
0:48 +2 Paul George made jump shot 25-24
0:34 +3 Dirk Nowitzki made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by J.J. Barea 25-27
0:29 +3 Dennis Schroder made 3-pt. jump shot 28-27
0:08   Dirk Nowitzki missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:04   Defensive rebound by Nerlens Noel  
0:00   Offensive rebound by Dwight Powell  
0:00   DAL team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:47   Dirk Nowitzki missed jump shot  
11:44   Defensive rebound by Hamidou Diallo  
11:31 +3 Dennis Schroder made 3-pt. jump shot 31-27
11:11 +3 Dorian Finney-Smith made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by J.J. Barea 31-30
10:54 +2 Dennis Schroder made floating jump shot 33-30
10:44   Personal foul on Hamidou Diallo  
10:35   J.J. Barea missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:32   Offensive rebound by Dorian Finney-Smith  
10:31 +2 Dorian Finney-Smith made dunk 33-32
10:09   Patrick Patterson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:57   J.J. Barea missed floating jump shot  
9:57   OKC team rebound  
9:49   Dennis Schroder missed layup, blocked by Dorian Finney-Smith  
9:42   Bad pass turnover on Devin Harris, stolen by Dennis Schroder  
9:42   Personal foul on Dirk Nowitzki  
9:33   Dennis Schroder missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:30   Defensive rebound by Dirk Nowitzki  
9:22 +2 Devin Harris made layup, assist by J.J. Barea 33-34
9:13   Bad pass turnover on Dennis Schroder, stolen by Dorian Finney-Smith  
9:12   Discontinue dribble turnover on Dorian Finney-Smith  
8:54 +2 Patrick Patterson made layup, assist by Raymond Felton 35-34
8:41 +2 Dorian Finney-Smith made alley-oop shot, assist by J.J. Barea 35-36
8:41   Shooting foul on Abdel Nader  
8:32 +2 Dennis Schroder made floating jump shot 37-37
8:21   Personal foul on Patrick Patterson  
8:12 +3 Dirk Nowitzki made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Devin Harris 37-40
7:55 +3 Patrick Patterson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dennis Schroder 40-40
7:30 +3 J.J. Barea made 3-pt. jump shot 40-43
7:15 +2 Steven Adams made hook shot 42-43
7:15   Violation  
7:04   Violation  
6:56 +2 Devin Harris made layup, assist by J.J. Barea 42-45
6:36 +3 Patrick Patterson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dennis Schroder 45-45
6:22   J.J. Barea missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:20   Defensive rebound by Dennis Schroder  
6:13   Raymond Felton missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:10   Defensive rebound by Devin Harris  
5:56   J.J. Barea missed finger-roll layup  
5:55   Defensive rebound by Steven Adams  
5:55   Personal foul on Devin Harris  
5:46 +2 Jerami Grant made driving layup, assist by Raymond Felton 47-45
5:46   Shooting foul on J.J. Barea  
5:46 +1 Jerami Grant made free throw 48-45
5:28   Bad pass turnover on J.J. Barea, stolen by Russell Westbrook  
5:12 +2 Russell Westbrook made jump shot, assist by Steven Adams 50-45
4:50   Luka Doncic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:49   Offensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
4:49   Personal foul on Jerami Grant  
4:36   Dennis Smith Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:31   Defensive rebound by Steven Adams  
4:24   Russell Westbrook missed jump shot  
4:21   Defensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
4:15   Personal foul on Russell Westbrook  
4:15 +1 Dorian Finney-Smith made 1st of 2 free throws 50-46
4:15 +1 Dorian Finney-Smith made 2nd of 2 free throws 50-47
4:03 +2 Paul George made driving layup, assist by Russell Westbrook 52-47
3:44   Harrison Barnes missed driving layup  
3:42   Defensive rebound by Steven Adams  
3:32   Jerami Grant missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:27   Defensive rebound by Harrison Barnes  
3:09   Offensive foul on Russell Westbrook  
3:09   Offensive foul on Russell Westbrook  
2:58   Shooting foul on Dennis Schroder  
2:58 +1 Dennis Smith Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 52-48
2:58 +1 Dennis Smith Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 52-49
2:37   Paul George missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:34   Defensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
2:21 +2 Dennis Smith Jr. made driving layup 52-51
2:12   Shooting foul on Dennis Smith Jr.  
2:12   Russell Westbrook missed 1st of 2 free throws  
2:12   OKC team rebound  
2:12 +1 Russell Westbrook made 2nd of 2 free throws 53-51
2:02 +2 Harrison Barnes made driving layup, assist by Luka Doncic 53-53
1:55   Bad pass turnover on Russell Westbrook, stolen by Luka Doncic  
1:45   Maxi Kleber missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:42   Defensive rebound by Russell Westbrook  
1:40 +2 Jerami Grant made dunk, assist by Russell Westbrook 55-53
1:20   Bad pass turnover on Luka Doncic, stolen by Russell Westbrook  
1:16 +2 Paul George made dunk, assist by Russell Westbrook 57-53
0:58 +2 Luka Doncic made floating jump shot 57-55
0:39 +2 Paul George made jump shot 59-55
0:20 +2 DeAndre Jordan made reverse layup, assist by Luka Doncic 59-57
0:01   Russell Westbrook missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:01   Defensive rebound by Dennis Smith Jr.  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:42   Maxi Kleber missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:39   Defensive rebound by Russell Westbrook  
11:17   Harrison Barnes missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:14   Defensive rebound by Russell Westbrook  
11:03   Abdel Nader missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:00   Defensive rebound by Luka Doncic  
10:50   Personal foul on Jerami Grant  
10:37 +3 Dennis Smith Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Luka Doncic 59-60
10:25   Personal foul on Harrison Barnes  
10:19   Russell Westbrook missed jump shot  
10:15   Defensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
10:06   Luka Doncic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:03   Defensive rebound by Paul George  
9:58   Out of bounds turnover on Paul George  
9:46 +3 Dennis Smith Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Luka Doncic 59-63
9:28   Traveling violation turnover on Abdel Nader  
9:17   Offensive foul on DeAndre Jordan  
9:17   Offensive foul on DeAndre Jordan  
8:58   Defensive rebound by Maxi Kleber  
8:51   Harrison Barnes missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:41   Paul George missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:38   Defensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
8:33   Bad pass turnover on DeAndre Jordan, stolen by Jerami Grant  
8:29   Jerami Grant missed layup  
8:25   Defensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
8:09 +3 Maxi Kleber made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Luka Doncic 59-66
7:53   Abdel Nader missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:51   Defensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
7:28 +3 Luka Doncic made 3-pt. floating jump shot 59-69
7:26   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
7:26 +1 Paul George made free throw 60-69
7:15   Paul George missed floating jump shot  
7:13   DAL team rebound  
7:02   Maxi Kleber missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:59   DAL team rebound  
6:53   DeAndre Jordan missed alley-oop shot  
6:52   Offensive rebound by Harrison Barnes  
6:43   Traveling violation turnover on Luka Doncic  
6:33   Jerami Grant missed layup, blocked by DeAndre Jordan  
6:31   Jumpball  
6:31   OKC team rebound  
6:19   Russell Westbrook missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:16   Defensive rebound by Dennis Smith Jr.  
5:54 +2 Dennis Smith Jr. made reverse layup 60-71
5:47   Shooting foul on DeAndre Jordan  
5:47   Paul George missed 1st of 2 free throws  
5:47   OKC team rebound  
5:47   Paul George missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
5:41   Offensive rebound by Steven Adams  
5:26 +2 Russell Westbrook made driving layup, assist by Steven Adams 62-71
5:08   Dennis Smith Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:00 +2 Russell Westbrook made layup 64-71
4:48   Dennis Smith Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:45   Offensive rebound by Maxi Kleber  
4:33   Luka Doncic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:32   DAL team rebound  
4:32   24-second shot clock violation turnover  
4:24   Russell Westbrook missed jump shot  
4:22   DAL team rebound  
4:22   Personal foul on Steven Adams  
4:07   Bad pass turnover on Luka Doncic, stolen by Russell Westbrook  
4:01   Paul George missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:58   Defensive rebound by Maxi Kleber  
3:49   Defensive rebound by Steven Adams  
3:44   Russell Westbrook missed jump shot  
3:42   Defensive rebound by Harrison Barnes  
3:40   Personal foul on Dennis Schroder  
3:27 +2 Luka Doncic made finger-roll layup 64-73
3:13   Russell Westbrook missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:10   Defensive rebound by Harrison Barnes  
3:07   Personal foul on Steven Adams  
3:05   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
3:05 +1 Harrison Barnes made free throw 64-74
3:01 +2 Luka Doncic made dunk, assist by DeAndre Jordan 64-76
2:51 +3 Paul George made 3-pt. jump shot 67-76
2:30 +3 Luka Doncic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by J.J. Barea 67-79
2:16   DAL team rebound  
2:05   Luka Doncic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:03   Defensive rebound by Dennis Schroder  
1:57 +2 Paul George made jump shot 69-79
1:31   Lost ball turnover on Harrison Barnes, stolen by Russell Westbrook  
1:27 +2 Jerami Grant made finger-roll layup, assist by Russell Westbrook 71-79
1:11   Dorian Finney-Smith missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:10   DAL team rebound  
1:10   Personal foul on Steven Adams  
1:10 +1 DeAndre Jordan made 1st of 2 free throws 71-80
1:10 +1 DeAndre Jordan made 2nd of 2 free throws 71-81
0:54   Russell Westbrook missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:50   Offensive rebound by Paul George  
0:48   Dennis Schroder missed floating jump shot  
0:45   Defensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
0:29 +3 J.J. Barea made 3-pt. jump shot 71-84
0:10 +2 Steven Adams made floating jump shot, assist by Russell Westbrook 73-84
0:02   J.J. Barea missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:00