2 keys to Game 2 victory for OKC Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game One
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Six full days of rest led to a sluggish start for the OKC Thunder in Tuesday's Game 1, as they were shooting just 42 percent from the field and 31 percent on triples at halftime. However, Mark Daigneault's squad produced a blistering 58 three-point percentage in the second half and pulled away from Dallas to comfortably take the first contest by a final score of 117-95. 

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander paved the way with 29 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists. Chet Holmgred added 19 points, three blocks, and two steals, while Aaron Wiggins poured in 16 hyper-efficient points off the bench. 

Meanwhile, “Mr. Fourth Quarter” once again came to play.

Through three quarters, Jalen Williams had a mere eight points on 2-for-11 shooting. During the fourth quarter, however, he scored 10 points without missing a shot. This barrage included massive back-to-back threes with roughly eight minutes remaining that made it a 15-point lead for Oklahoma City. 

As a team, the Thunder forced 15 turnovers and surprisingly snagged five more offensive rebounds than Dallas. Plus, they got to the free throw line at will and routinely sent numerous key Mavericks role players into foul trouble. 

With an entire game of information in the books, how will the Thunder adjust for the next matchup? Check out these two keys for an OKC win in Game 2.