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Mavericks beat Thunder to reach Western Conference finals

DALLAS — PJ Washington Jr. made two free throws before an intentional miss with 2.5 seconds remaining, lifting the Dallas Mavericks to a 117-116 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night and the final of the Western Conference for the second time in three seasons. .

Washington was fouled by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on a 3-point attempt after Chet Holmgren put the Thunder ahead 116-115 with a dunk on an assist from his star guard with 20 seconds left .


Mavericks' PJ Washington reacts in the fourth quarter as Dallas beats the Thunder on Saturday in Game 6 of their conference semifinal series to advance.
The Mavericks’ PJ Washington reacts in the fourth quarter as the Mavericks beat the Thunder, 117-116, Saturday in Game 6 of their conference semifinal series to advance. Getty Images

Luka Doncic, who had 29 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, drove his way to the basket in the final seconds before passing to Washington in the corner. Washington faked a pump to send Gilgeous-Alexander flying and the whistle blew as the shot missed.

Oklahoma City contested the ball, but the replay showed Gilgeous-Alexander making contact with Washington’s arm as he approached to shoot.

After making the first two free throws to give Dallas the lead, Washington missed on purpose and Holmgren passed to Jalen Williams, whose desperation shot from well behind half-court wasn’t close.

The Mavericks ended the series in Game 6 at home against the top-seeded Thunder, just like they did in the first round against the Los Angeles Clippers. Dallas trailed by 17 points in the third quarter.

New York Post

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