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After Game One Rally, Thunder Hope To Have Easier Game Two

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The Oklahoma City Thunder hope Game 2 of their first round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks goes a little easier than Saturday's game one.

The Thunder trailed for much of the game until Kevin Durant's floating jumper with 1-point-5 seconds left lifted OKC to a 99-98 win over the Mavs at Chesapeake Arena.

Oklahoma City also hosts Game 2 Monday night. Head coach Scott Brooks says the Thunder have to play their game to beat the defending champs.

"We're not going to change, we're not going to be a slow-down, half court, 13-pass team," Brooks said. "We have to defend you, we have to make you turn it over and we have to rebound and run. We are at our best when we have that formula. In the playoffs, we're not going to change it we just have to do it better every game."

Only five players scored in the game for the Thunder, with Russell Westbrook leading the way with 28. Durant added 25, Serge Ibaka had 22 and James Harden scored 19 off the bench.

Tonight's game is scheduled for an 8:30 p.m. tip-off and can ben seen on TNT.