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Defending Champs Dallas Hand New York It’s Second Consecutive Loss

Two tough games for Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks.

After losing to the Boston Celtics the other night, the Knicks faced the defending champs, Dallas Mavericks earlier tonight and with after Lin torched Dallas with his 28-point, 14-assist effort last February 19, Dallas isn’t going to let it happen again.

The Mavericks were in total control throughout the game and the Knicks only got their short-lived lead when Amar’e Stoudemire hit a difficult layup in the fourth.

Dallas won the game 95-85.

The Knicks were down by as much as 19 points but were able to mount a comeback of sorts in the fourth, but Dallas stopped it as soon as the Knicks got the lead.

Dirk Nowitzki, Amare Stoudemire

Photo: Yahoo

Dirk Nowitzki lead the Mavericks with 28 points and 12/12 free throw shooting. The rest of the Mavericks were solid as well with Rodrique Beaubois leading the supporting cast with 18 points, followed by the veteral Jason Kidd’s 15.

The Knicks finally saw the All-Star version of Stoudemire tonight as he led the Knicks with an efficient 26 points (10/18 FG) and 7 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony was awful tonight scoring just 6 points in 2/16 shooting. Lin struggled against the Mavericks defense and ended up with 14 points and 7 rebounds but shot 4/13 only from the floor.

Tyson Chandler received his championship ring tonight from his stint with the Mavericks last season and ended with 6 points and 8 rebounds.

Next game for the Knicks will be in San Antonio where they’ll face the red-hot Spurs.

New York

Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
J. Lin G 33:03 4-13 1-5 5-8 0 3 7 2 2 0 1 1 14
L. Fields G 20:08 2-5 0-1 0-0 2 10 4 2 0 0 0 1 4
T. Chandler C 26:05 3-5 0-0 0-0 2 8 0 1 1 1 1 2 6
A. Stoudemire F 31:55 10-18 0-0 6-8 5 7 1 3 1 0 1 3 26
C. Anthony F 30:33 2-12 0-3 2-4 2 8 1 2 0 0 3 1 6
Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
Totals 32-84 6-23 15-23 14 51 20 16 9 2 6 21 85
Percentages .381 .261 .652 Team Rebounds: 7
S. Novak 27:02 4-10 4-8 1-1 -4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 13
I. Shumpert 23:03 2-4 1-1 0-0 -3 1 2 3 3 3 0 0 4 5
B. Davis 14:57 3-10 0-5 0-0 +1 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 3 6
J. Harrellson 13:29 1-2 0-0 0-0 +13 2 7 1 0 2 0 0 3 2
J.R. Smith 13:14 1-5 0-0 1-2 -12 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 3
J. Jeffries 6:31 0-0 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Dallas

Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
J. Kidd G 32:12 4-9 3-6 4-4 2 4 6 4 1 0 1 5 15
V. Carter G 23:13 1-8 1-6 0-0 1 7 2 1 1 0 0 1 3
I. Mahinmi C 26:39 4-5 0-0 1-2 2 6 0 1 3 2 0 5 9
S. Marion F 36:21 4-9 0-1 0-0 2 9 1 1 1 3 0 4 8
D. Nowitzki F 34:04 8-18 0-1 12-12 0 3 1 2 1 0 1 1 28
Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
Totals 31-80 7-26 26-30 10 46 14 13 9 6 2 20 95
Percentages .388 .269 .867 Team Rebounds: 9
J. Terry 32:00 3-8 1-4 2-2 +5 0 7 1 2 1 0 0 3 9
L. Odom 22:50 1-9 0-2 1-2 -5 1 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
R. Beaubois 19:32 6-11 2-6 4-6 -4 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 18
Y. Jianlian 13:10 0-3 0-0 2-2 -7 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
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