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Thunder 117, Mavericks 111: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions


The Oklahoma City Thunder (3-3) play against the Dallas Mavericks (3-3) at American Airlines Center

Game Time: 9:00 PM EDT on Saturday October 29, 2022

Oklahoma City Thunder 117, Dallas Mavericks 111 (Final/OT)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander over his first 5 games this season
-32 points on 12-23 FG
-28 points on 11-24 FG
-33 points on 11-22 FG
-24 points on 10-23 FG
-38 points on 15-27 FG
Unguardable! #ThunderUp11:51 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks fall to 2-3 with a deplorable loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Another team playing without many of its best players, the Thunder repeated the feat of the New Orleans Pelicans earlier this week. Maybe a good thing they have one coming up in 22 1/2 hours. – 11:49 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Shai in the OT win:
38 PTS
6 REB
9 AST
8-8 FT
Only player with 20+ free throws without a miss this season. pic.twitter.com/20JafGf1tO11:49 PM

Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
The Thunder is now 3-3 in the season – 11:49 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Final (OT): Thunder 117, Mavericks 111
The Isaiah Joe game. – 11:49 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Haha, Isaiah Joe’s line for OKC tonight in an OT win in Dallas is incredible: 4-4 from the field, 3-3 from three, 2 rebounds an assist and PLUS-24 in just nine minutes. – 11:49 PM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander vs Dallas Mavericks
38 points
15-27 FG
6 rebounds
9 assists
+20
Prime Shai is on a different level. The Thunder took a big-time road win over the Mavericks. #ThunderUp11:49 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander this season
32 points-6 rebounds-5 assists-2 blocks-3 steals
28 points-3 rebounds-7 assists-1 steal
33 points-5 rebounds-8 assists-3 blocks-3 steals
24 points-5 rebounds-6 assists-3 steals
38 points-6 rebounds-9 assists-1 block-2 steals
All Star – 11:48 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Who knew when the Sixers waived Isaiah Joe that he’d end up on a better team
/logs off and lets notifications pile up – 11:48 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
The Mavs managed to blow a 16-point lead in the last 3:57 of regulation and lose in OT to the Thunder. That would qualify as a bad loss. – 11:48 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Isaiah Joe with 15 points in 9 minutes tonight on 4/4 shooting and 3/3 from deep and he’s gonna help the Thunder beat the Mavericks on the road. Helluva performance for the young man. – 11:47 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
OKC just came back from 16 down to beat the Western Conference runner-ups on the road to go on a 3 game win streak.
What a performance from the second youngest team in NBA history. – 11:47 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Not sure what the Thunder are, but they’re not a joke. SGA+ defense=competence. Shai looks like an All-Star. Am researching when Isaiah Joe will be supermax eligible. – 11:44 PM
Royce Young @royceyoung
Waking up my kids to tell them about Isaiah Joe right now. – 11:43 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Seriously though has Isaiah Joe even found a place to live in OKC yet? – 11:42 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
the thunder-jazz western conference finals will be an instant classic. two titans that don’t know how to lose. – 11:42 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Rebuild around Isaiah Joe. – 11:42 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Isaiah Joe right now in Dallas pic.twitter.com/opM5Q0Xwug11:42 PM

Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Isaiah Joe with 13 points on 4-4 shooting in 9 mins – 11:42 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Isaiah Joe. Again.
This is just crazy. – 11:41 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is outplaying the other team’s All Star players every game. – 11:38 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
I’ve seen Luka complain for far less than what just happened to SGA lol – 11:38 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks now are down 108-101 with 1:38 to go in OT. This has been one ugly scene. – 11:37 PM
Nick Wright @getnickwright
Not sure I’d use my challenge there if I were Kidd given Luka has 5 fouls. Even if I win it, I think I’d still rather have a challenge in case Luka gets a bad call. – 11:30 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Look at Isaiah Joe drilling a clutch triple to get the Thunder to overtime on the road in Dallas. The former Sixers guard is making an impact in OKC. – 11:28 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Overtime again. Mavs-OKC tied at 99. Yippee! – 11:26 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Overtime in Dallas. – 11:26 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
A rare SGA dunk cuts the Mavs lead to single digits, 97-88, with 2:35 left in the game – 11:17 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Isaiah Joe mins this late? – 11:14 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
SGA is 28-of-28 from the foul line this season. – 11:09 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
During that review for an OKC flagrant-1 on THJ’s 3-pointer, Luka Doncic walked over to Christian Wood to pat him on the back and pump him up.
Dorian Finney-Smith came over, too.
Can’t say that led to another really nice possession from Wood just now, but probably didn’t hurt. – 11:05 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Mavs start the 4Q on an 11-3 run and retake the lead, 82-75
Thunder take a timeout with 9:10 left – 10:59 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Mavs’ second unit has outscored the Thunder 11-3 in 2:50 to start the fourth quarter. – 10:59 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Might be the loudest ovation Josh Green has ever gotten in American Airlines Center. Really nice steal-transition contest-and-1. – 10:56 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Count that 💪 – 10:55 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Thunder regain the lead with a 13-2 run!
#ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/OZXcpYnG9710:54 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
OKC defense is top 10 early in the season.
Imagine this team with a young, elite rim protecting 7 footer. – 10:53 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
OKC leads 72-71 after the third quarter. Luka has 22-14-9, Dwight has 13 pts, Dorian has 11 pts. – 10:51 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka Doncic is at mid-court showing referees a scratch on his arm during this break between quarters.
Dorian Finney-Smith came out to walk him back to the huddle. – 10:51 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
End of 3Q: Thunder 72, Mavs 71 – 10:51 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Darius Bazley this season has been the best he’s been since the Bubble.
Great versatile defense, blocking shots, attacking the rim and limiting/making his 3s.
Baze stock is up. – 10:49 PM
Royce Young @royceyoung
Lu Dort’s defense. All out effort every trip on Luka. – 10:49 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
A clinic, this one is not. The Mavericks are down 72-69 with a minute left in the third quarter. Luka is one assist away from a triple-double, but not sure anybody can make a shot to get his 10th. They are 5-of-28 from 3-point range. – 10:48 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Luka has 20-11-9, and we’re still in the third quarter. – 10:45 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Baze throwing it down ➡ Shai finishing with contact 😤 pic.twitter.com/DK50CjjerV10:45 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
OKC had 0 free throws through 3 quarters last game.
Luka had 11 free throws through 2 1/2 quarters this game. – 10:43 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka Doncic is one assist from his second triple-double in as many games: 20 points-10 rebounds-9 assists in 26 minutes so far. – 10:41 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka Doncic switched his shoes at half — from the Luka 1 Florida Gators colorway to the original black Luka 1s. – 10:32 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Shai in his Luka bag rn with his reaction after being called for an offensive foul – 10:31 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Luka Doncic quietly has 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assists three minutes into the second half. The man is racking up the numbers, even if he’s not scoring tonight as he has so far this season (36.3 per game). – 10:30 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Alley cats. Third one tonight from Luka to Dwight. – 10:28 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs lead 51-46 at half in a grinder which has seen them shoot just 38.6% after shooting 50%+ in their prior three games. Doncic 12-7-7 despite 2-9 FG. Gilgeous-Alexander 11 for OKC. 2nd half soon @971TheFreak10:23 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
24 minutes to go ⏳
@Lexus | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/GjyhRcJE4N10:15 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Luka tried to put Darius Bazley on a poster to end the half.
Baze threw a block party instead. – 10:12 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
HALF: Mavs 51, Thunder 46
SGA 11p 3a
JDub 9p 3stl
Dort 8p
Luka 12p 7a 7r
Powell 10p – 10:12 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
What a block from Bazley on Luka’s dunk attempt.
Luka had 12/7/7, but shot 2-of-9 in the first half.
Dallas leads 51-46. – 10:11 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Mavs lead 51-46 at the half. Luka has 12-7-7, Dwight has 10 pts. – 10:10 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
I need SGA to start complaining to the refs as often as Luka does lol – 10:07 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
SGA, Dort, Mann, J-Dub all on the floor together with Bazley at the five. – 10:04 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
DWIGHT P💥WELL – 10:00 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
That Luka pass was crazy lmao – 10:00 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Just like we saw in Summer League and preseason, Jalen Williams has an NBA-ready all around game.
5 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and 1 block in 12 first half minutes. – 9:59 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Spence doin’ a little bit of everything 💪 pic.twitter.com/dz1f8MJMbD9:59 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
D👌E D👌E – 9:58 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Active couple of minutes for rookie Jaden Hardy, his first legit run in a non-blowout situation.
Got a high five and pat on the back from Luka Doncic as he subbed out. – 9:56 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Jalen Williams with the emphatic denial. That was something.
Looks like he’s settling in just fine. – 9:56 PM
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
Defending the 3 for Brooklyn the last 2 games:
Vs. Dallas: 20-40
Vs. Indiana- 23-45
A remarkable 129 points (-51 on 3PM) allowed on 50.5%. – 9:56 PM
Tim Cato @tim_cato
Point Dinwiddie lineups have not looked good or performed well all season, especially tonight. i like seeing Jaden Hardy get minutes, but it’s definitely an indictment on the second unit offense not finding shots. – 9:53 PM
Royce Young @royceyoung
I very much enjoy watching Jalen Williams play basketball. Smooth level: high. – 9:53 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Man, the Thunder is really making the Mavs settle for ugly shots. Jason Kidd even turned to rookie Jaden Hardy, who has played six minutes this season, for a jolt.
Dallas is shooting 35%. – 9:52 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Dinwiddie had Muscala on him and decided to take a stepback 3 lol – 9:51 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Lmaooo is someone dressed as Superman behind the scorer’s table at this Thunder-Mavs game? – 9:50 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
🚨 Second-quarter Jaden Hardy minutes 🚨 – 9:46 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
and then Dallas had a possession where Mann got switched onto Christian Wood. Mavs couldn’t capitalize on a mouse in the house situation because OKC’s rotations were sharp. – 9:46 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Continuing strong defensive effort ⚡ pic.twitter.com/O7l83OlIWr9:45 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Mike Muscala showing up at Thunder practice with his new clean shaven face: pic.twitter.com/JPTKkjHU7R9:43 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
3 fouls for Tim Hardaway Jr. with 11:06 left in the first half. He disagrees. – 9:43 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Eugene Omoruyi getting some run against his former team: oklahoman.com/story/sports/n…9:41 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
End 1Q: Thunder 27, Mavericks 25
Thought the Thunder played big-time defense in the first. Luka is 2-of-7. The Mavs are 8-of-20 as a team. – 9:38 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Not sure how many technical free throws Luka has shot in his career, but he just made one, which shows the confidence the Mavs have in his eye from the line. Mavs end the first quarter down 27-25 against OKC. – 9:37 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Thunder leads Mavs 27-25 after the first quarter. Luka has 9-3-5. – 9:37 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Kenrich Williams is near the bottom of my list of Thunder players I think could get T’d up lol – 9:36 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Kenrich Williams picks up a technical foul – 9:35 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
22: A new … Pacers … record for 3s.
22-39. That passes the previous record (21) set last year at OKC.
And it inevitably will be topped again this season. – 9:29 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Bazley just had a terrific defensive sequence against Luka. Took every move Luka threw at him and held firm. – 9:27 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is 25-25 from the free throw line this season.
He’s made 29 in a row including last season. – 9:27 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
What a defensive possession by Baze there on Luka – 9:26 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Shai making plays on both ends of the floor 😤
📺 @BallySportsOK pic.twitter.com/pd6b5l742I9:22 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Lu Dort is an offensive foul drawing machine. – 9:22 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Luka had an assist on each of the Mavs’ first baskets. – 9:19 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Luka playing bully ball. – 9:18 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Pump fake and drive to get us going 💯 pic.twitter.com/trDGaM02NN9:16 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
All four of the Thunder’s buckets have come in the paint. – 9:15 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
SGA must’ve been a tough person to play against in tag – 9:15 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
is it my TV or do these sunset-colored OKC jerseys look brighter than in years past? – 9:13 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
The Mavs’ bench got Theo Pinson Rule’d (first warning) after that Luka Doncic-to-Dwight Powell dunk.
First time breaking the TPR this season. – 9:12 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Doe Doe getting us started 👌 – 9:11 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Luka, Dorian, Reggie, Spencer and Dwight are the starters. JaVale has been given a day of rest. – 9:11 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Let’s get it 💪 – 9:10 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Starting 5⃣
📺 @BallySportsOK pic.twitter.com/Gm6inCWoHt9:05 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Magic head coach and former Mavs assistant Jamahl Mosley, Franz Wagner and a few Orlando players are in AAC tonight to watch Mavs-Thunder.
Not the opponent until tomorrow, so Mosley’s getting a warm welcome back from everyone he’s walked by, from Mavs staff to arena security. – 8:53 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Thunder Head Coach Mark Daigneault, talks keys to the game ahead of tonight’s matchup against Dallas. 🎥 pic.twitter.com/xu5eZu5LA38:47 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Your first five on the floor tonight ⤵
@ModeloUSA | #FightingSpirit pic.twitter.com/hRBZpQBxv78:42 PM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs starters: Bullock, DFS, Powell, Dinwiddie, Doncic
OKC starters: Dort. Pokusevski, Wiggins, Mann, Gilgeous-Alexander. 8:10 tip @971TheFreak8:34 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Thunder starters vs. Mavericks
– Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
– Lu Dort
– Tre Mann
– Aaron Wiggins
– Aleksej Pokusevski
OKC’s fifth starting lineup this season. – 8:34 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
Mavs vs Thunder at 8p on BSSW. First of a back to back at home and on the front end Javale McGee is out (rest). Dwight Powell will start at center. Harp, Skin and I with the call coming up. #MFFL8:34 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Mavs JaVale McGee (rest) will not play tonight against the Thunder. – 8:23 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
It’s early (really early), but SGA’s defense has passed the eye test, and the numbers back it up.
Pregame read: oklahoman.com/story/sports/n…8:18 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Daigneault on having Jalen Williams back: “He learns very quickly, and so every experience he has, every game he plays, he seems to figure things out quicker and quicker. That’s why getting him back out there is so exciting.” – 8:14 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
A couple fans are holding a “Let’s go, Luka” and “We Slovenia” banner up while Luka Doncic warms up before Mavs-Thunder.
I see a couple Slovenia and Real Madrid flags, too. pic.twitter.com/OwyVyiSzeO8:09 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Smoothie King comin’ through 🥤 pic.twitter.com/XDH8NQ4vFV7:54 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Ousmane Dieng and Jaylin Williams practiced with the Blue today, then made the short trip down to be here tonight. Both will practice with the Blue again tomorrow, Daigneault said.
The plan is fluid on how guys like Dieng and J-Will will split time between the Thunder and Blue – 7:49 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Dwight Powell gets start tonight for JaVale McGee for maintenance reasons with theee games in four days, per Jason Kidd. – 7:26 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Per Kidd: Javale McGee is out tonight (Maintenance) Dwight Powell will start. Desire is to keep Wood in his 6th man role and keep rotations the same as they’ve been – 7:26 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Jason Kidd says JaVale McGee will rest tonight vs. Thunder (front half of back to back) and Dwight Powell will be starting center.
Keeps Christian Wood in the sixth-man role Mavs want: “He’s doing great in that role.” – 7:25 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Minnesota @Minnesota Timberwolves Status Report in advance of tomorrow’s game at San Antonio:
QUESTIONABLE
Kyle Anderson – Back Spasms
Jordan McLaughlin – Right Heel Soreness
OUT
Luka Garza – Two-Way Contract
Josh Minott – G League Assignment
Wendell Moore Jr. – G League Assignment – 6:01 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
The Thunder asked Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to “set a tone defensively.”
He’s answered.
“We can’t relax now that our leader is guarding like that.”oklahoman.com/story/sports/n…5:57 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Jalen Williams is back tonight for the Thunder.
From Russ to Burton to Dort.. Masked JDub will continue a legacy for OKC. – 5:32 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Thunder has recalled Ousmane Dieng and Jaylin Williams from the OKC Blue.
Again, the rookies will likely go back and forth all season for development and minutes. – 5:22 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Per Thunder: The Oklahoma City Thunder has recalled forwards Ousmane Dieng and Jaylin Williams from the Oklahoma City Blue. – 5:22 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
The Oklahoma City Thunder has recalled forwards Ousmane Dieng and Jaylin Williams from the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA G League. – 5:21 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Thunder rookie Jalen Williams (right orbital fracture) has been upgraded to available. He’ll play tonight in Dallas. – 4:57 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Jalen Williams is listed as available for the Thunder’s game tonight against the Mavericks – 4:38 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Clippers have a back-to-back to end October, but unlike last weekend’s games at Sacramento and vs Suns, the Clippers have a rest advantage.
Today was first Clippers practice at home since season opener at Los Angeles. Two days off since Thursday at OKC. – 4:01 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Looking to build upon its recent success, the Thunder end October in Dallas to take on the Mavericks.
@NickAGallo and @ParisNLawson provide key points in today’s @OUHealth Game Day report 📝 pic.twitter.com/vmOm8ehC763:45 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Luka = 𝐌𝐎𝐎𝐃 ⚡
@MichelobULTRA | #ULTRAMoment pic.twitter.com/9gSOOqQJMw3:00 PM





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