NBA Game Summary - Dallas at New York|
(Monday, February 24th)
Final Score: Dallas 110, New York 108
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Dirk Nowitzki's jumper at the buzzer lifted
the Dallas Mavericks to a 110-108 win over the New York Knicks on Monday
Dallas blew an eight-point lead in the final 1:37, but Nowitzki bailed the
Mavs out when his jumper bounced off the backboard and then the front rim
before falling through.
"Once it went up, I figured it had a chance. I wasn't quite sure it was going
and then it actually went in. I didn't even feel like celebrating, it was so
ugly," Nowitzki said. "But we'll take the win and move on."
Vince Carter had 23 points, Monta Ellis added 22 points and six assists and
Jose Calderon tallied 20 points and six assists for the Mavericks, who have
won three in a row.
Carmelo Anthony netted 44 points to go with nine rebounds and four assists for
New York, which has dropped three straight.
"Dirk hit a hell of a shot, I mean what can you say?" Knicks head coach Mike
Brandan Wright's layup staked Dallas to a 108-100 lead before the Knicks
netted eight straight points to tie the game.
Raymond Felton drove in for a layup and Tyson Chandler recorded a three-point
play before Anthony nailed a triple the knot the tilt with 50.3 seconds
Dallas' Vince Carter and New York's J.R. Smith both missed jumpers preceding
Earlier, the Mavericks led 31-21 after a quarter of play, but New York
outscored them 38-29 in the second to cut the gap to 60-59 after Ellis hit a
3-pointer at the second quarter buzzer.
Dallas took an 84-82 margin into the fourth.
The Mavericks tallied 25 points off 21 New York turnovers ... New York shot
52.6 percent (40-of-76) from the floor, while the Mavs were 47.7 percent (41-
of-86) from the field.
02/25 00:09:25 ET