National Basketball Association
Dallas 95, New York 85
When: 8:30 PM ET, Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
#75 Eric Dalen, #68 Marat Kogut, #22 Bill Spooner
MAVERICKS 95, KNICKS 85: Dirk Nowitzki scored 11 of the Mavericks’ final 16 points, leading
Dallas to just its second win in the last seven games.
After allowing the Knicks to come from back from 19 points
down and take the lead, Nowitzki snapped a skid of 11 straight Dallas possessions
without a point with his trademark fadeway at the 4:33 mark of the fourth
quarter, sparking a 14-0 run. He finished with 28 points.
New York lost for the second time on its three-game
road trip and fell to the Mavericks for the ninth time in their last 11
The Knicks outscored the Mavericks 27-19 in the third
quarter and opened the final frame on an 11-0 run.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored 10 of his team-high 26 points in the
second quarter and put New York ahead 78-77 on a hook shot in the paint with
just under five minutes left in the game.
Jason Kidd scored 15 points for the Mavericks, including a
clutch 3-pointer with three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
Knicks guard Jeremy Lin shot just 4 for 13 from the field
and finished with 14 points. Carmelo Anthony was 2 for 12 for six points.
Dallas guard Rodrigue Beaubois scored 12 of his 18 points
off the bench in the first half.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Nowitzki was 12 for 12 from the
foul line. … Dallas was playing its fourth game in five nights. … The Knicks gave up
20 points off 16 turnovers. … New York outscored Dallas 44-26 in the paint. … Mavericks
C Brendon Haywood sat out with a sprained ankle
Top Game Performances
Amar'e Stoudemire 26
Dirk Nowitzki 28
Jeremy Lin 7
Jason Kidd 6
Landry Fields 10
Shawn Marion 9
Amar'e Stoudemire 6
||Free Throws Made
Dirk Nowitzki 12
Iman Shumpert 3
Ian Mahinmi 3
Tyson Chandler 1
Shawn Marion 3
Team Stats Summary
Dallas will play their next game on the road against Phoenix. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .500 after a loss.
New York will play their next game on the road against San Antonio. The Knicks have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .421 after a loss.