The home fans were celebrating, streamers were falling onto the court and the Thunder, despite a shaky performance, appeared to have taken a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series against the
But the Mavericks escaped.
An apparent game-winning putback at the buzzer by the Thunder's
The Mavericks, 108-70 losers Saturday in Game 1, held the Thunder to 33.7% shooting.
"I'm very proud of our guys and the way they responded after one of the most disappointing games in franchise history," Mavericks Coach
Durant endured the worst shooting performance of his career, both by percentage and number of misses.
"It was a bad shooting night for me," he said. "It's part of it. I wish it didn't happen tonight, but it's a part of it. I got some great looks all night and I just didn't knock them down. It was just one of those nights."
at Toronto 98, Indiana 87:
The Raptors had not won a playoff game since April 30, 2014, when they defeated the
Corey Joseph scored 16 points,