Durant's buzzer-beater keeps Dallas winless

Kevin Durant kept his long right arm high in the air as the ball fell through the net and the clocked ticked down to all zeroes.

That's how you make up for a missed assignment.

Durant buried a long three-pointer at the buzzer, lifting the Oklahoma City Thunder to a thrilling 104-102 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night to keep the reigning NBA champions winless.

Durant's game-winning shot off an inbounds pass on the right side came after he left Vince Carter open for a three-pointer at the point to give Dallas a 102-101 lead with 1.4 seconds left.

An Oklahoma City timeout was as long as Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs had to think about getting their first win of the season. Instead, they became the first NBA champs to start a season 0-3 in 42 years.