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                      === Westbrook, Thunder rout Mavs ===
 
 Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) - Russell Westbrook had 24 points and seven
 assists in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 112-91 rout of the Dallas Mavericks.
 
 Kevin  Durant  added 19 points  and 10 rebounds for  the Thunder, who had lost
 four of their last seven games coming in.
 
 "The last couple weeks have been choppy at times for us, but one thing you can
 say about our guys -- our guys compete," OKC head coach Scott Brooks said.
 
 Shawn  Marion netted  23 points to lead  Dallas, which has dropped five of its
 last eight contests.
 
 "I  didn't  think we  had enough playmakers  out there and  we had some stupid
 turnovers, that always gets us in trouble," Mavs forward Dirk Nowitzki said.
 
 The  game was knotted  at 22-22 late in the opening quarter before the Thunder
 went  on a 22-6  run that bridged the first and second frames to seize control
 of the contest.
 
 Kevin  Martin had  seven points during the surge, which was capped on Durant's
 3-pointer for a 44-28 OKC cushion with 7:44 left in the second.
 
 The  margin  reached as high as  27 in the  period before Oklahoma City took a
 68-44 spread into the break.
 
 The  Thunder led 92-67 after three and the advantage reached its apex at 33 in
 the final stanza.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Martin  finished with  17 points  ... Nowitzki  tallied 10  points on  3-of-11
 shooting  for the Mavericks ... Oklahoma City recorded 23 points off 14 Dallas
 turnovers.
 
 
 02/05 01:58:47 ET

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