Mar 6, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) in the post against New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire (1) in the first quarter at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Mavericks Vs. Knicks: Dirk Nowitzki's 28 Points Leads Dallas Past New York 95-85

Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points as the Dallas Mavericks knocked off the New York Knicks 95-85.

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Mavericks Vs. Knicks Final Score: Dirk Nowitzki Leads Dallas To 95-85 Win

The Dallas Mavericks watched a fourth quarter lead disappear but was able to get control back going on to win 95-85 over the New York Knicks.

Dallas led 77-66 entering the fourth quarter only to see the Knicks respond with a 12-0 run to take a 78-77 lead with 4:54 remaining in the game. The Mavericks answered back with a 14-0 run of their own to take the lead back and extend it to 91-78 with just under two minutes remaining.

Dirk Nowitzki hit 8-18 shots and all 12 of his free throw attempts while scoring a game-high 28 points. Rodrigue Beaubois added 18 points off the bench while Jason Kidd finished with 15 points and six assists.

Amare Stoudemire led the Knicks with 26 points while Jeremy Lin added 14 points and seven assists. Steve Novak chipped in 13 points off the bench. Carmelo Anthony struggled his way to six points on just 2-12 shooting in the game.

For updates on the Mavericks vs. Knicks game, check with SB Nation Dallas and SB Nation New York. To read more about the Mavericks, check out Mavs Moneyball and for the Knicks, Posting and Toasting.

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Mavericks Vs. Knicks Score: Dallas Takes 50-44 Halftime Lead Over New York

The Dallas Mavericks built a big early lead before a late run by the Knicks closed the gap to 50-44 at halftime. Dallas led 27-15 at the end of the first quarter but were outscored 29-23 in the second quarter by New York.

Rodrigue Beaubois came off the bench to score 12 points to lead the Mavericks. Jason Kidd has eight points and three assists while Ian Mahinmi and Jason Terry finished the half with seven points each. Dirk Nowitzki has just four points after going 1-8 from the field in the first half.

Amare Stoudemire leads the Knicks with 12 points while Jeremy Lin has nine points to go along with three assists. Carmelo Anthony has six points while Tyson Chandler has four points and six rebounds in the first half of his return to Dallas.

For updates on the Mavericks vs. Knicks game, check with SB Nation Dallas and SB Nation New York. To read more about the Mavericks, check out Mavs Moneyball and for the Knicks, Posting and Toasting.

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Mavericks Vs. Knicks: Tyson Chandler Returns To Dallas With New, Star-Laden Team

Now that Linsanity has calmed down a bit, the Dallas Mavericks get another shot at the New York Knicks.

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Mavericks Vs. Knicks Preview: Five Questions With Poasting And Toasting

SB Nation's resident Knicks blogger talks about the cooling media interest in "Linsanity", whether Amare can bounce back from a season-long slide and what New York's rotation could look like come playoff time.

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