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Wednesday, November 6th (All times Eastern)

Dallas Mavericks (3-1) at Oklahoma City Thunder (2-1), 9:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - With Russell Westbrook back in the fold for the Oklahoma City Thunder, the three-time defending Northwest Division champions are locked and loaded.

The Thunder will play their second straight home game Wednesday versus the Dallas Mavericks and are coming off Sunday's 103-96 victory over the Phoenix Suns. Westbrook returned from offseason surgery to post 21 points and seven assists.

"I could be better but that's all right. That's expected. I'm not expected to come back and be bionic man. I'm just going to work my way through it," Westbrook said.

Westbrook tore the meniscus in his right knee in Game 2 of the Thunder's first round playoff series with Houston a year ago. He underwent a pair of surgeries and was expected to miss the first 4-to-6 weeks of the regular season, but team doctors cleared him to play prior to Sunday.

Kevin Durant, the NBA's leading scorer at 29.3 ppg, dropped a game-high 33 points with 10 rebounds for the Thunder, who used fourth quarter runs of 8-0, 5-0 and 6-0 to take control and improve to 2-1 on the season. The Thunder were coming off a loss at Minnesota.

It also helped that Oklahoma City made 31-of-37 free throws, including a combined 22-of-27 from Durant and Westbrook.

Dallas will play three in a row on the road against OKC, Minnesota and Milwaukee, and is 3-1 this season.

The Mavericks have won two straight, including Tuesday's 123-104 dismantling of the Los Angeles Lakers in Big D, where Monta Ellis led seven players in double-digit scoring with 30 points. Jae Crowder (18), Jose Calderon (12), Shawn Marion (11), Dirk Nowitzki (11), Samuel Dalembert (10) and DeJuan Blair (10) were the other double figure scorers.

"Monta is a great scorer," Crowder said, "but he's a great passer as well. When he drives to the lane he collapses the defense so much and always makes the right pass to the open man."

Ellis, who handed out nine assists, is seventh in the NBA with 25.0 ppg and has posted two games with at least 30 points and eight assists this season.

Dallas made 52.1 percent for the game and 13-of-27 3-pointers. Calderon and Crowder sank four 3-pointers apiece for the Mavs, who had a 67-48 lead at halftime and a 52-36 advantage in the paint. Dallas led by as many as 30 points (90-60) in the third quarter and had 34 assists to 12 turnovers.

Wednesday's game between Dallas and Oklahoma City should be a high-scoring affair, highlighted by lightning-quick guards in Westbrook and Ellis. Dallas is averaging 114.3 points per game this season, which ranks second in the NBA behind the Los Angeles Clippers (119.0).

The Thunder took all four games against the Mavericks last season and have won six straight, eight of nine and 10 of the previous 13 encounters in this series. Dallas is winless in its last four visits to OKC.

11/06 10:15:59 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
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NOR 0
DUR 3
 
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Final
CHC 1
CIN 4
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PIT 3
MIL 5
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WAS 3
STL 1
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CLE 2
TOR 3
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DET 6
ANA 11
Final
NYM 0
ATL 6
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BOS 4
BAL 8
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TAM 11
NYY 5
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MIA 8
SEA 4
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TEX 12
CWS 0
Final
KAN 5
MIN 0
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COL 12
PHI 1
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OAK 10
HOU 3
 
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ARI 1
 
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4:05pm Today
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7:05pm Tonight
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MIL
 
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NYM
ATL
 
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NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
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TAM 1
MON 4
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BOS 0
DET 1
3rd
ANA 3
DAL 1
 
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STL
CHI
7:00pm Tonight
PIT
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9:30pm Tonight
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MIN
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DUR 3
 
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