Thunder Drop First Game of the Season, 100-87

Oklahoma City dropped its first game of the 2011-2012 season Monday night, falling in Dallas 101-87.

It was the fourth time in the first eight games that these two teams had played each other, if you count the two pre-season contests.

Dirk Nowitzki would lead Dallas with 26 points, and four other Mavericks players would chip in with double-figures.

On the Thunder's side, Kevin Durant lead all scorers with 27 points.{} Three other OKC players would reach double-figures, including PG Russell Westbrook who chipped in with 18.

Up next, Oklahoma City hosts Portland on Tuesday night.{} Tip-off from Chesapeake Energy Arena is at 7 PM.