Jason Terry #31 of the Dallas Mavericks reacts in the late in the fourth quarter while taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game One of the Western Conference Finals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center on May 17, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.
Showing their pride
Dallas Mavericks fans show their support before Tuesday's Game 1 the western conference finals.
Despite switching defenders and mixing in double teams, Dirk Nowitzki torches the Thunder in Game 1. Nowitzki scores a game-high 48 points, hitting 12 of 15 from the field and making a playoff record 24 of 24 from the free-throw line in the Mavs' 121-112 victory in Game 1.
Always good to stretch
Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka, who scored 17 points in 31 minutes, grabs one of his six rebounds in the loss.
Not in here
Mavericks center Tyson Chandler blocks a shot by Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, one of Dallas' eight blocks Tuesday night.
I need some space
Mavericks guard JJ Barea, who scored 21 points off the bench in 16 minutes, frustrated the Thunder all game, here drawing an offensive foul against Eric Maynor.
Tyson Chandler dunks home his lone field goal in Game 1 as the Mavericks shot 53 percent from the floor.
A little help, please
Kevin Durant scores a team-high 40 points and adds eight rebounds and five assists in the Thunder's Game 1 loss.
Russell Westbrook finishes strong at the rim, but it was one of only three shots he made from the floor, finishing 3 of 15 and adding a game-high four turnovers.
Get on the floor
Nick Collison and Jason Terry battle for a loose ball in a highly contested Game 1 on Tuesday.
Ready for takeoff
Jason Terry gets the crowd going after hitting a late 3-pointer that essentially sealed the Mavericks' victory.
Here's a tip for you
Shawn Marion attempts to tip in one of his seven rebounds during his 26 minutes of action.
Kevin Durant and the Thunder will have to regroup after surrendering Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
The Thunder had no answers for Dirk Nowitzki in the post or on the perimeter as the All-Star forward hit one contested jumper after another.