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.