NBA Game Summary - Dallas at Oklahoma City

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Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) - Russell Westbrook scored eight points over the final stages of overtime, including the go-ahead basket with 1:04 left, as the Oklahoma City Thunder halted their first losing streak of the season with a hard-fought 111-105 victory over the Dallas Mavericks at Chesapeake City Arena.

Westbrook finished with 16 points and 10 assists, while Kevin Durant poured in 40 points -- 26 of which came in the second half -- to help rally the Thunder from a 10-point deficit with eight minutes remaining in regulation and end a two-game slide.

Serge Ibaka added 19 points and 17 rebounds, and Kevin Martin contributed 18 points off the bench for Oklahoma City, which has now won 11 consecutive home games.

Dallas was dealt a fourth straight defeat and seventh setback in eight outings despite a season-high 32 points from Darren Collison, who hit a desperation 3- pointer as time expired to force overtime. Chris Kaman and Shawn Marion recorded 17 and 14 points, respectively, in the loss.

Dirk Nowitzki, playing his second game since returning from right knee surgery, had nine points and six rebounds in 26 minutes for Dallas, though he shot just 3-of-11 from the field.

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