Jan 18, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) is greeted by fans after defeating the Dallas Mavericks in overtime at the American Airlines Center. Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) scores a career high 52 points in the 117-114 win over the Mavericks. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Video: Kevin Durant sinks game-winner, scores 52 vs. Dallas Mavericks in OT


We’ve seen this before. Kevin Durant with the ball in his hands and a chance to sink the Dallas Mavericks with a game-winning shot.

Last night, Kevin Durant scored 52 points with the final two resulting in a game-winning bucket as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Dallas Mavericks 117-114 in overtime.

Durant was isolated with Shawn Marion covering him at the end of the overtime. He crossed over to his left then hit a tough one-handed fall away with 16 seconds left to put the Thunder up 116-114. It was a shot that looked just like this one that he hit in Game 1 of the Thunder’s first round series with Dallas last season.

The degree of difficulty on the game-winner last night is extremely high but Durant makes it look easy. Moving to his left then compensating with contact and the shot dropping in with that kind of touch is not easy to pull off.

Durant was actually not as hot from the field as you may think considering he ended up with a career-high. He made just 13-of-31 shots and really struggled in the fourth quarter. He made up for it however by getting to the line 21 times and making every single free throw.

Durant continues to build on his legacy as one of the most clutch players in this league. Dallas seems to be his favorite team to make victim in this journey.

Durant and the Thunder are now on a 6-game winning streak with their next five games coming up on the road. Durant is averaging 35.6 points per game on 53.6 percent shooting during the win streak.

Here are highlights of all 52 points from Durant last night:


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