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NBA Game Summary - New York at Dallas

(Saturday, March 13th)

Final Score: New York 128, Dallas 94

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Bill Walker scored a career-high 23 points and the New York Knicks were an efficient 16-of-30 from beyond the arc, helping them snap Dallas' 13-game winning streak with a resounding 128-94 victory at American Airlines Center.

Walker went 5-of-8 from long distance, and Toney Douglas made all four of his three-point shots, on the way to a 21-point effort for New York, which posted its first victory over the Mavericks since January 11, 2006 at Madison Square Garden. Dallas had beaten New York eight consecutive times.

The Knicks, who beat the Mavs for just the second time in the last 17 encounters, also won at Dallas for the first time since December 16, 1999. Before Saturday, the Knicks had lost nine straight road games to Dallas. It was also the largest margin of victory for the Knicks over the Mavs.

The performance from three-point range for the Knicks was a sharp contrast to the putrid effort from the team exactly a week ago when they went an NBA record 0-of-18, on the way to a 20-point home loss to New Jersey.

Wilson Chandler tallied 22 points and Al Harrington chipped in 20 for New York, which shot 56.2 percent from the field. David Lee ended with 15 points, 14 boards and seven assists.

"When we can get a game where we can make shots and string them together, get three or four stops at a time," Harrington said. "We can beat anybody. We're just happy that we were able to bounce back from last night's debacle to win this one tonight."

The Knicks lost 119-112 at Memphis on Friday.

Dirk Nowitzki had 20 points and 12 rebounds for Dallas, which suffered its first defeat since February 16 at Oklahoma City.

"It was a poor performance all around," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. "We really didn't come close to winning a quarter. When you get thoroughly thrashed like that, it's something that's difficult."

Dallas led 20-19 with 3:14 to go in the first quarter. New York then finished the period on an 11-5 spurt to take a 30-25 lead into the second quarter. The Knicks did not relinquish their lead.

Chandler's running slam provided a 44-31 lead with 7:55 left in the half and it was 58-48 at the intermission.

The Knicks dominated the final two quarters, including shooting a sizzling 13-of-19 in the third.

Tracy McGrady's three-pointer extended the lead to 73-54 with nearly eight minutes left in the third and the Knicks hit the fourth with a surprising 91-66 cushion. Their lead reached as high as 37 points.

Game Notes

JJ Barea returned to the lineup for Dallas after missing a game with a sprained left ankle...McGrady had 11 points...Jason Kidd had 15 points, while Barea and Shawn Marion each had 14 for the Mavs.

03/13 23:44:23 ET

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