The Knicks finished their Texas road trip with a 92-80 win against the Mavericks.
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The Knicks broke a string of three road losses against the Mavs in Dallas.
The Knicks finished their Texas road trip 2-1.
Center Tyson Chandler left Sunday night’s game with an upper respiratory illness.
Sam SpiegelmanThe Knicks (11-22) rounded out their three-game Texas road trip with a 92-80 win against the Mavericks (19-15).
The Knicks raced out to a 29-point first quarter en route to an eventual 52-35 halftime advantage. Despite a less-than-stellar third period, the Knicks were able to hold onto the victory.
In spite of the trade rumors, Carmelo Anthony led all scorers with 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Kenyon Martin added 14 points and six boards off the bench, and Andrea Bargnani went 13-6. In all, five different Knicks scored in double-figures.
It was a tough shooting night for Dallas, which shot 41 percent from the field and 23 percent from 3-point range. Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavs with 18 points and nine rebounds, while Monta Ellis and Samuel Salembert each added 13.
Tyson Chandler left the game in the first quarter with an upper respiratory illness, but the Knicks were still about to out-rebound the Mavs 47-34. Anthony and Amare’ Stoudemire shared the team lead with seven, but Bargnani, Martin and Iman Shumpert each grabbed six.
Ball movement also played a major role in the win. Beno Udrih led New York with eight assists, while the Mavericks starters combined for 10 total.