The defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks were able to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder last year in the playoffs. It looked like the Mavs were going to beat the Thunder in Game 1 on Saturday night. However, that was until Kevin Durant hit a shot to once again prove he’s one of the best players in the NBA.
With less than two seconds remaining, Kevin Durant hit a game-winning jumper to beat the Mavs and lead the Thunder to a 99-98 victory in Game 1. Watch the Kevin Durant game-winner video below to see it for yourself.
After two Dirk Nowitzki free throws put the Mavs up by one point with nine seconds remaining, Durant too the inbounds pass, created a shot and nailed it in dramatic fashion. The Mavs failed to get a shot off as the buzzer sounded. The hometown Thunder fans went wild with excitement.
Even though the Mavs are the defending champs, they are the underdogs in this series. In Game 1, Durant and the Thunder were able to show they were the better team. But just barely.
Here is the Kevin Durant game-winner video against the Mavs: