Mavericks at Knicks
6:30 p.m. Monday, Madison Square Garden, New York
TV: FSSW Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, ESPN/1540 AM (Spanish)
Records: Mavs 12-9, Knicks 10-11
About the Mavs: This is the second night of a back-to-back for the Mavs, who are 2-2 on the back end of a back-to-back. ... Chandler Parsons and JaVale McGee sat out Sunday’s game against Washington, but will play against the Knicks ... J.J. Barea missed his fifth straight game with a sprained right ankle. Barea was hurt Nov. 25 at San Antonio, and coach Rick Carlisle said recovery with this type of injury typically is seven-to-14 days. ... The Mavs have won 22 of their past 27 games against the Knicks, including the past three.
About the Knicks: While Carmelo Anthony leads the Knicks with 21.7 points per game, rookie center Kristaps Porzingis is drawing the league’s attention. The No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 draft is averaging 14 ppg and 9.2 rebounds. ... Aaron Afflalo (13.5 ppg) is a nice complementary player for the Knicks. ... Former Mavs point guard Jose Calderon is averaging 7.6 ppg and 3.8 assists in 26.9 minutes. ... The Knicks are 23rd in the league in scoring at 97.2 ppg.