Kidd, Dirk Sit in Mavericks Loss to OKC
Kevin Durant scored 21 points and reserve James Harden added 16 to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-92 victory over the defending champion Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night in the preseason opener for both teams.
Durant, the NBA scoring leader last season at 27.7 points a game, went 13 for 14 from the free throw line.
Lamar Odom, acquired from the Los Angeles Lakers in a trade on Dec. 11, had 14 points and seven rebounds in his Mavericks debut. Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd, leaders of the Mavericks title run, were in uniform and are healthy but were rested.
Delonte West and Odom started in their place.
Dominique Jones and Roddy Beaubois had 17 points each to pace Dallas.