DALLAS - Bill Walker scored a career-high 23 points, Wilson Chandler added 22, and the New York Knicks snapped Dallas' 13-game winning streak and avenged a 50-point loss to the Mavericks earlier this season with a 128-94 victory on Saturday night.
The Mavericks had their most lopsided win in franchise history in the first meeting between the teams, a 128-78 rout of the Knicks on Jan. 24 at Madison Square Garden. This time, it was the Knicks’ turn for a runaway.
Rookie Toney Douglas had 21 points, Al Harrington added 20 points, and David Lee contributed 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Knicks, who’d lost 14 of their previous 17 and nine straight in Dallas.
Dirk Nowitzki had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Jason Kidd added 15 points for Dallas, which hadn’t lost since Feb. 16.
The Knicks shot 56 percent from the field (50 for 89), including 16 of 30 from 3-point range.
The Knicks opened the third quarter with a 20-9 spurt, capped by Tracy McGrady’s three-point play, to expand a 10-point halftime advantage to 78-57.