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In my prediction for Game 1, I wrote the Mavs would need a heavy dose of Dirk to win but I did not think there would be this heavy of a dose. Dirk had 48 points, six rebounds, four assists, four blocks, went 24-24 from the free throw line, and did not make a three pointer all game. This was truly an all time great performance from Dirk Nowitzki.
When Dirk's production was combined with 53 bench points, it was almost impossible for the Thunder to have a chance to win, but the Thunder still were in the game until the final seconds.
Kevin Durant kept the team in the game with 40 points and he was supported by Russell Westbrook's 20 points.