NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks is guarded by Lamar Odom #7 of the Dallas Mavericks and Dominique Jones #20 of the Dallas Mavericks at Madison Square Garden on February 19, 2012 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Now that Linsanity has calmed down a bit, the Dallas Mavericks get another shot at the New York Knicks.
Then all of the sentimental stuff will be over, and the Mavericks will look to respond to their most recent 95-91 road loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday. After losing three games in the last five days since the All-Star break, Dallas needs to hold serve at home.
The Knicks have fallen back down to earth after the euphoria of Linsanity, which saw New York win eight out of nine games, with the last win of that stretch coming against the Mavericks on Feb. 19 at Madison Square Garden. Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin played out of his mind in that game, going for 28 points and 14 assists.
But, since then, New York has went 2-3, dropping every other game.
The 7:30 PM game will be broadcast nationally on NBA TV and carried locally on Fox Sports Southwest.