Serge Ibaka scored all 15 of his points in the first half for the Thunder.
Oklahoma City went on 14-4 run in the first quarter to take a 21-14 lead and was never threatened after that. The spurt was capped by consecutive dunks from Nick Collison and Durant. Collison, a former star at Kansas, drew loud ovations all night.
The Mavericks pulled to 80-71 on a jumper by Bernard James with 5:48 to play, but Dallas was held to only one point over the next four minutes.
Despite the efforts of the five teams courting Kevin Durant, the most financially lucrative and legacy-cementing choice is to stay in Oklahoma City.
Ramona Shelburne says that out of respect to the organization, Kevin Durant needs to take a meeting with the Lakers. Amin Elhassan breaks down Durant's supposed itinerary for when he does meet with the team.
Bulls guard Jimmy Butler joins SportsNation to recount the times he ran through the stands after a diving save and his confrontation with Nene in the 2014 playoffs, as well as shares his thoughts on Taylor Swift.