Dal 16 24 17 19 76
Okc 23 30 18 17 88
Date of game: 10/24/2012

Recap: Oklahoma City vs. Dallas

Wichita, KS (Sports Network) - Kevin Durant had 18 points and seven rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder took an 88-76 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in preseason action on Wednesday.

James Harden had 16 points and five assists while Serge Ibaka added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Thunder, who went 4-3 on the preseason and open up their regular season on Nov. 1 at San Antonio.

Jae Crowder had a game-high 21 points and nine rebounds while Brandan Wright donated 11 points for the Mavericks, who sit at 3-4 in the preseason with one game to play.

After trailing early in the first quarter, the Thunder went on a 10-2 run to take a lead they never gave away as Russell Westbrook's jumper with 3:26 left in the first gave the team a 17-12 lead and they eventually took a 23-16 advantage into the second quarter.

Oklahoma City led by as many as 13 in the second quarter and took a 53-40 advantage into the break.

The Thunder continued to hold a comfortable margin through the final two quarters for the victory.

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