Thunder Eliminate Defending Champion Mavericks From NBA Playoffs
The Oklahoma City Thunder won 103-97 to sweep the National Basketball Association champion Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs.
The Miami Heat were the last defending champion to lose 4-0 in the first round to the Chicago Bulls in 2007.
In earlier games, the Indiana Pacers topped the Orlando Magic 101-99 in overtime to take a 3-1 lead in their best-of- seven series, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 87-86 to hold a 2-1 advantage in their series.
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Nancy Kercheval at email@example.com