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Dallas beats Oklahoma City in Game 6, ending Thunder's season

Dallas beats Oklahoma City in Game 6, ending Thunder's season

DAL 117 OKC 116

Dallas advances over Oklahoma City to the Western Conference Finals, 4-2.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander did all he could to lead the Thunder to victory, but the series came down to--you guessed it--a P.J. Washington three-pointer. After coughing up a 16-point halftime lead over the Mavericks, OKC came excruciatingly close to winning Game 6 and extending the series. But a near-block was ruled a foul on SGA with 2.5 seconds left in the game and the Mavs down 1. Washington sunk the first two free throws and the Thunder's season ended on a Jalen Williams heave.

Oklahoma City played a more well-rounded game than the consecutive losses, with Chet Holmgren (21 points, 3 rebounds) and JDub (22 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists) helping lift the lid on offense. But it was still the Shai show (36 & 8), as his teammates failed to convert from distance yet again in the closeout game (the non-Shai Thunder went 11-36 from three). The Thunder will be kicking themselves over some missed free throws in this one (SGA was 4-7), and the missed opportunities to go up on Dallas earlier in the series when Luka Doncic (29/10/10 tonight) and Kyrie Irving (22 points, 4-10 from three) were held in check.