*James Harden, Eric Maynor, Nick Collison and Daequan Cook did something Kobe Bryant and the Lakers couldn’t do – make big plays down the stretch to hold off Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks.
The four Oklahoma City reserves teamed with Kevin Durant to turn a slim lead into a big one in the fourth quarter, riding it to a 106-100 victory Thursday night that knotted the NBA Western Conference finals at one game each.
“We had a good start to the fourth quarter,” Durant said. “You can’t mess that chemistry up. Coach made a good decision by doing that.”
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