GameDay: New York Knicks at Dallas Mavericks

01/05/2014 12:03 AM

01/05/2014 12:08 AM

Knicks at Mavericks

6:30 p.m. Sunday, American Airlines Center, Dallas

TV: FSSW

Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, KFLC/1270 AM (Spanish)

Records: Knicks 10-22; Mavericks 19-14

About the Knicks: The Knicks have been besieged by hard times all season. They opened the season with a pitiful 3-13 record. … Injuries to Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, Amare Stoudemire and J.R. Smith haven’t helped matters. But all those players are back, and New York still has lost five of its last seven games. … New York got 27 points apiece from Iman Shumpert and Anthony and won 105-101 in San Antonio on Thursday, and Shumpert had 26 points and Anthony scored 25 during Friday’s 102-100 loss in Houston. … Anthony is third in the NBA in scoring with 26.2 ppg.

About the Mavs: Things looked promising for the Mavs after they came home following an impressive 3-0 road trip. Then they lost to the Clippers 119-112 on Friday at home when they were outscored 16-2 down the stretch. … The Mavs now have lost three straight home games and are playing tighter on their home court than they are on the road. And after losing those three straight home games to the Raptors, Spurs and Clippers, Dirk Nowitzki said: “The way we let those games slip away, I don’t think we’re a playoff team.” … The Mavs have been shooting well this season. They are fifth in shooting percentage (46.7) and seventh in 3-point percentage (37.6). — Dwain Price

Join the Discussion

Fort Worth Star-Telegram is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQ | Terms of Service