Dirk Nowitzki didn't have the big night he had in Game One, scoring 29 points, as the Thunder evened the series 1-1, in the 106-100 victory.

Nowitzki had his free-throw streak broken with 36 seconds left in the game, but what mattered was he wasn't able to dominate defenders as he did in Game One.

Kevin Durant fell short of his big night on Game One, as well. However, the Thunder star was still able to score 24 points.

The Thunder buckled down on defense in Game Two. In the first half, the Mavericks scored 57 points, but held Dallas to just 43 points in the second half.

The Mavericks' defense wasn't exactly stellar. The Thunder shot a very impressive 56 percent from the field.

Thunder head coach Scott Brooks kept his bench players with Durant on the court in the fourth quarter. While Nick Collison played tough defense, James Harden, Eric Maynor, and Daequan Cook hit key shots.

Harden scored 23 points, and added seven rebounds and four assists.

After the game, Durant said that the bench should have been interviewed, and not him.

Durant had an electric dunk in the first quarter that should make plenty of highlight reels. The regular scoring champion had his head near the rim as he threw down a dunk and was fouled that looked more like something that would come from Blake Griffin than a lanky forward like Durant.