New York 104, Dallas 97

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, February 19, 2012 1:00 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - #13 Monty McCutchen, #63 Derek Richardson, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 19763

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Dallas 20 25 30 22 97
New York 32 16 24 32 104

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 20-12 12-5 8-7 L1
New York 16-16 9-8 7-8 W1

Recap


KNICKS 104, MAVERICKS 97: Jeremy Lin erupted for 28 points and 14 assists as New York used a long-range barrage in the fourth quarter to subdue visiting Dallas.

Lin's legend grew larger in front of a national television audience, as the emerging sensation shot 11 for 20 from the field while adding five steals and four rebounds. The Knicks are 8-1 since Lin took over as the team's No. 1 point guard, though this one remained in doubt until late.

J.R. Smith added 15 points in his first game since signing with the Knicks on Friday while reserve Steve Novak scored all 14 of his points in the opening five minutes of the fourth quarter.

Dirk Nowitzki led the way with 34 points for the Mavericks, who saw their six-game winning streak come to an end.

The Mavericks made quick work of a three-point halftime deficit, opening the third quarter on a 15-5 run capped by a Shawn Marion floater in the lane. The Dallas lead reached 11 points before Lin went to work, driving between a pair of Mavericks defenders before hitting an acrobatic layup and adding the ensuing free throw.

Jared Jeffries added a putback layup off a Lin miss, and Lin stole the ball on Dallas' ensuing possession before laying it in with five seconds remaining - giving him 10 points in the quarter - to cut the Dallas lead to 75-72 entering the fourth.

Novak scored five straight points to open the quarter, and he hit a second 3-pointer with 8:36 remaining as New York went up 81-80. A third Novak long ball stretched the lead, and he connected from beyond the arc yet again two possessions later to send the MSG crowd into hysterics.

Lin added a three on the Knicks' next possession, capping a 25-6 run and giving New York a nine-point lead it wouldn't relinquish.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Celebrities at the game included Kevin Costner, Woody Allen, Mark Zuckerberg and Seth Meyers. ... New York knocked down six 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and shot 12 for 29 from beyond the arc in the game. ... Lin turned the ball over seven times while playing 46 minutes. ... Knicks C Tyson Chandler, a key member of the Mavericks' NBA championship team last season, had 14 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks against his former club.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   New York
Dirk Nowitzki 34 Scoring Jeremy Lin 28
Jason Terry 6 Assists Jeremy Lin 14
Shawn Marion 7 Rebounds Tyson Chandler 10
Dirk Nowitzki 8 Free Throws Made Tyson Chandler 4
Jason Kidd 3 Steals Jeremy Lin 5
Brendan Haywood 2 Blocks Tyson Chandler 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 97 44.4 12-33 13-17 24 41 3 12 19
New York 104 46.5 12-29 12-18 21 40 5 13 19

Upcoming Games

  • New York will play their next game at home against New Jersey. The Knicks have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Boston. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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