OKLAHOMA CITY -- Dallas Mavericks defensive stopper Shawn Marion is eager to tip Game 2 Monday night because he's tired of talking about Kevin Durant's dramatic game-winning shot in the series opener that Marion described as a "tough-ass shot, lucky bounce."
Overlooked, Marion said, is the overall defensive job he did on the league's three-time scoring champ, helping to limit the Oklahoma City star to 10-of-27 shooting, while also scoring 17 points and grabbing a team-high eight rebounds.
"Personally, he couldn't even see the basket on his last shot," Marion said following the Mavs' morning shootaround. "If you go 10 for 30, what the hell? Y'all just remember that one shot. How many easy buckets did he get last game? Fast-break dunks? How many shots did he shoot with a contested hand in his face that he hit? That's what you got to factor in. OK, yeah, he hit a game-winning shot. OK, I mean that was a tough-ass shot, lucky bounce..."
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