Knicks at Mavericks
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, American Airlines Center, Dallas
TV: FSSW, ESPN
Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, ESPN/1540 AM (Spanish)
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Records: Knicks 4-11;
About the Knicks: New York has dropped 10 of 12 games and is near the bottom of the Eastern Conference. ... Forward Carmelo Anthony left Monday’s game at Houston late in the first half with back spasms and did not return. Anthony, who made a pit stop to visit the Mavs during free agency, leads the Knicks with 23.2 points per game but is doubtful to play. ... The Knicks are 32-34 all-time against the Mavs, but only 5-20 in their last 25 meetings.
About the Mavs: It’s safe to say that the Mavs are playing their worst basketball this season. The Mavs will take their first losing streak — a two-gamer — into the finale of this home stand before they hit the road for a four-game trip that starts Friday in Toronto. Lack of defense and rebounding have been their main issues. ... Dallas could catch a break if Carmelo Anthony (back spasms) doesn’t play. Then again, Dwight Howard and Terrence Jones didn’t play for Houston on Saturday, and Roy Hibbert, David West, George Hill and Paul George were out for Indiana on Monday yet Dallas lost both games.
— Dwain Price