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Thunder top Mavericks despite Kyrie Irving’s 36 points

The Oklahoma City Thunder (46-20) secured a 126-119 victory against the depleted Dallas Mavericks (38-29), led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s standout performance.

Gilgeous-Alexander’s 31 points and nine rebounds powered the Thunder to victory, capitalizing on the absence of Mavericks star Luka Doncic, who missed the game due to a sore left hamstring.

With Jalen Williams returning from injury with 27 points and notable defensive plays, the Thunder earned the win.

The Thunder’s balanced scoring, including contributions from Josh Giddey with 18 points, propelled them to a tie with the Denver Nuggets for the top spot in the competitive Western Conference.

Despite Kyrie Irving’s standout performance of 36 points and 12 assists for the Mavericks, Oklahoma City’s teamwork and efficient passing proved decisive.

Daniel Gafford’s strong performance for Dallas, with 19 points and 15 rebounds, wasn’t sufficient to change the outcome.

Game Recap: Thunder 126, Mavericks 119
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