Durant has averaged 15.8 points on 34.5 percent shooting against the Mavericks in his career. Those are his low marks against any team in the league by a significant margin.
The Oklahoma City Thunder star's struggles have continued against the Mavs this season. He is 10-of-36 from the floor in two games against the Mavs.
Dallas held Durant to a season-low 12 points in the Mavs' previous trip to Oklahoma City. He had 30 in a loss last month in Dallas, but Durant was only 6-of-18 from the floor. He went 14-of-16 from the free throw line, prompting Mavs coach Rick Carlisle to complain about that "stupid jump-in thing" Durant does to draw fouls.
Should the Mavs' success against Durant give them confidence they can shut him down? Not sure about that.
This is a guy who has scored at least 25 points in 25 consecutive game, the NBA's second-longest such streak since the 1991-92 season.