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.