Monday night at 7:30 p.m., the New York Knicks return to Madison Square Garden to host the Dallas Mavericks, hoping to win its the second straight game and make up ground on the Charlotte Bobcats and Atlanta Hawks who sit 5.5 games ahead of them for Nos. 7 and 8 spots in the Eastern Conference.
New York and Dallas have exchanged wins with each other on their home courts, and by winning tonight the Knicks would win the season series against the Mavs for the first time since 1990-200 season. The Knicks have won the past two meetings with the Mavericks at Madison Square Garden.
The Mavericks are riding a two-game winning streak on their recent road trip, beating the likes of Philadelphia and Detroit on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
Projected Starters (NYK): Raymond Felton, Pablo Prigioni, J.R. Smith, Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler
Projected Starters (DAL): Jose Calderon, Monta Ellis, Dirk Nowitzki, Shawn Marion, Samuel Dalembert