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Westbrook hits 30 on OT clincher as Thunder top Mavs 111-110

DALLAS (AP) Russell Westbrook didn't waste much time putting just his second single-digit scoring game of the season behind him.

The Oklahoma City star won it with the play that wrapped up his 20th game with at least 30 points.

Westbrook's go-ahead three-point play in the final minute of overtime put him at 30, and the Thunder beat the Dallas Mavericks 111-110 on Wednesday night.

Westbrook, who had 11 rebounds and seven assists, drove for the tying layup and made the free throw with 38 seconds left in OT to help the playoff-contending Thunder salvage a four-game split of the season series against a one-time postseason rival now among the NBA's worst teams.

The reigning MVP had 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting in the first quarter after scoring eight in a win over Orlando. Westbrook cooled off from there and missed all five of his 3-pointers, but scored seven of Oklahoma City's 11 points in overtime.

''Just keep going, man,'' said Westbrook, who was 11 of 25 from the field and made eight of nine free throws. ''Regardless of missed or made shots, my mentality never changes throughout the game and I always continue to stay in attack mode.''

Dwight Powell forced overtime at 100-all with a follow shot at the buzzer to match his career high with 21 points. It was the first points for Dallas since Powell's alley-oop dunk with 4 minutes remaining.

Harrison Barnes scored 26 points for the Mavericks, who beat the Thunder in the Western Conference finals in 2011 before getting swept in the first round by them as defending champions a year later.

''People look at their record and think they aren't a very good team,'' Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan said. ''They are a good basketball team. They have not been able to close out some games.''

Dallas had a chance to win in overtime on an inbound play with 6 seconds left, but could only get a desperation jumper at the buzzer from rookie Dennis Smith Jr., who scored the first eight Dallas points in the extra period and finished with 17.

''The last shot was a tough shot but a makeable shot,'' Smith said. ''Learn from it, learn from it. You can look at it as a loss or a lesson.''

The Mavericks almost turned it over on the final possession of regulation but Wesley Matthews kept the play alive before missing a wild layup, with Powell grabbing the rebound on the other side of the basket and laying it in.

Carmelo Anthony had put the Thunder ahead with 1:23 to go on a layup after three offensive rebounds on the same possession, including two from Steven Adams.

Paul George had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and Adams had nine points and 12 boards.

TIP-INS

Thunder: F Jerami Grant was called for a flagrant foul for a swipe at the head when Powell made a layup in the first half. ... The Thunder outrebounded the Mavericks 56-36, including a 19-8 edge on offensive rebounds.

Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki, who is sixth on the NBA scoring list, reached 31,000 points with his patented one-legged fadeway in the middle of the second quarter. The 39-year-old German, in his 20th season, all with the Mavericks, finished with 12 points. ... Powell led Dallas with eight rebounds. ... J.J. Barea scored all 12 of his points in the fourth quarter and matched Westbrook with a game-high seven assists.

NOEL RETURNS

Dallas center Nerlens Noel had four points, three rebounds and four fouls in 16 minutes in his return after missing 42 games following surgery for a torn ligament in his left thumb. He was rusty, failing to get off a shot on two alley-oops and missing another attempt. He led Dallas with three first-half turnovers, but had a highlight in the second half with a block on a soaring Westbrook going for a layup.

Before the injury was announced in December, Noel had appeared to fall out of favor with coach Rick Carlisle. The first six of those 42 missed games were listed as coaching decisions. He's playing on a one-year contract after he couldn't agree on a long-term deal with the Mavericks, who acquired him at the trading deadline last season.

SLUMPING FROM 3

Westbrook has gone without a 3 in four of the past six games and is 2 of 24 (8 percent) from long range in that span. The slump has dropped the career 31 percent shooter from 3 to 28 percent for the season.

UP NEXT

Thunder: At Phoenix on Friday.

Mavericks: At Chicago on Friday, the only road game in a stretch of seven games.

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Key Players
R. Westbrook
0 PG
H. Barnes
40 SF
34.3 Min. Per Game 34.3
18.2 Pts. Per Game 18.2
1.8 Ast. Per Game 1.8
6.5 Reb. Per Game 6.5
43.8 Field Goal % 44.9
43.7 Three Point % 44.8
73.6 Free Throw % 83.3
  Team rebound 0:00
  Dennis Smith Jr. missed fade-away jump shot 0:00
  Personal foul on Russell Westbrook 0:06
  Offensive foul on Russell Westbrook 0:17
  Offensive foul on Russell Westbrook 0:17
  Offensive foul on Harrison Barnes 0:32
  Offensive foul on Harrison Barnes 0:32
+ 1 Russell Westbrook made free throw 0:38
  Shooting foul on Dwight Powell 0:38
+ 2 Russell Westbrook made driving layup 0:38
  Team rebound 0:52
Team Stats
Points 111 110
Field Goals 42-93 (45.2%) 44-91 (48.4%)
3-Pointers 10-36 (27.8%) 13-36 (36.1%)
Free Throws 17-19 (89.5%) 9-15 (60.0%)
Total Rebounds 60 46
Offensive 19 8
Defensive 37 28
Team 4 10
Assists 19 30
Steals 7 11
Blocks 2 1
Turnovers 22 16
Fouls 25 22
Technicals 1 0
30 PTS, 11 REB, 7 AST
26 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST
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away team logo Thunder 36-27 3222232311111
home team logo Mavericks 19-43 2122332410110
Team Stats
away team logo Thunder 36-27 101.2 PPG 44 RPG 16.3 APG
home team logo Mavericks 19-43 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
R. Westbrook PG 32.0 PPG 12.0 RPG 8.0 APG 56.5 FG%
H. Barnes SF PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
R. Westbrook PG 30 PTS 11 REB 7 AST
H. Barnes SF 26 PTS 5 REB 5 AST
45.2 FG% 48.4
27.8 3PT FG% 36.1
89.5 FT% 60.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
R. Westbrook 41 30 11 7 3 1 9 3 11/25 0/5 8/9 3 8 50 +8
P. George 42 23 11 6 1 0 6 3 8/18 2/6 5/6 2 9 41 +6
C. Anthony 36 12 6 0 0 0 1 4 5/14 2/7 0/0 1 5 17 -2
S. Adams 38 9 12 2 0 1 4 4 4/4 0/0 1/1 9 3 22 +4
J. Huestis 22 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 2/5 2/5 0/0 0 3 9 -5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
R. Westbrook 41 30 11 7 3 1 9 3 11/25 0/5 8/9 3 8 50 +8
P. George 42 23 11 6 1 0 6 3 8/18 2/6 5/6 2 9 41 +6
C. Anthony 36 12 6 0 0 0 1 4 5/14 2/7 0/0 1 5 17 -2
S. Adams 38 9 12 2 0 1 4 4 4/4 0/0 1/1 9 3 22 +4
J. Huestis 22 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 2/5 2/5 0/0 0 3 9 -5
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Grant 15 12 5 0 0 0 0 2 4/7 1/2 3/3 3 2 17 0
R. Felton 23 10 5 2 0 0 1 4 4/9 2/3 0/0 1 4 18 -7
P. Patterson 15 4 2 0 1 0 1 1 2/5 0/3 0/0 0 2 6 0
A. Abrines 19 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 1/4 1/4 0/0 0 1 7 -2
T. Ferguson 10 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 0 5 +3
K. Singler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Roberson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Dozier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Hamilton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Collison - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 261 111 56 19 7 2 22 25 42/93 10/36 17/19 19 37 192 +5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
H. Barnes 38 26 5 5 2 0 5 2 9/16 3/4 5/5 2 3 38 -6
D. Powell 37 21 8 3 3 0 2 3 10/13 0/0 1/6 2 6 36 +4
D. Smith Jr. 39 17 2 6 1 0 1 3 6/18 2/7 3/4 0 2 31 -1
D. Nowitzki 23 12 5 4 1 0 0 4 5/9 2/4 0/0 0 5 26 +10
W. Matthews 42 11 7 1 2 0 2 2 4/14 3/10 0/0 3 4 20 -6
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
H. Barnes 38 26 5 5 2 0 5 2 9/16 3/4 5/5 2 3 38 -6
D. Powell 37 21 8 3 3 0 2 3 10/13 0/0 1/6 2 6 36 +4
D. Smith Jr. 39 17 2 6 1 0 1 3 6/18 2/7 3/4 0 2 31 -1
D. Nowitzki 23 12 5 4 1 0 0 4 5/9 2/4 0/0 0 5 26 +10
W. Matthews 42 11 7 1 2 0 2 2 4/14 3/10 0/0 3 4 20 -6
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Barea 25 12 2 7 0 0 2 1 5/10 2/7 0/0 0 2 26 -4
N. Noel 15 4 3 1 1 1 3 4 2/4 0/0 0/0 1 2 8 -5
Y. Ferrell 24 4 2 2 1 0 1 1 2/4 0/1 0/0 0 2 10 -2
D. McDermott 17 3 2 1 0 0 0 2 1/3 1/3 0/0 0 2 7 +5
S. Hopson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Curry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Motley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Mejri - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Finney-Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Collinsworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Kleber - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 260 110 36 30 11 1 16 22 44/91 13/36 9/15 8 28 202 -5