Mavericks can't stop the Linsanity, lose in New York

The Dallas Mavericks had their six-game winning streak broken Sunday afternoon, losing to the New York Knicks, 104-97, at Madison Square Garden.

Knicks guard Jeremy Lin continued his rapid rise and lived up to the hype, scoring 28 points and handing out 14 assist and making five steals to go with his seven turnovers. Also for the Knicks, J.R. Smith tallied 15 points, former Mavs guard Steve Novak had 14, and former Mavs cenetr Tyson Chanlder finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavs with a season-high 34 points, and Shawn Marion added 14.

The Knicks used a 27-6 run to get back in the game after trailing in the third period by as much as 12 points.

-- Dwain Price

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