Through 3 Quarters
The New York Knicks need a win to get to even, but right now it could go either way. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Dallas Mavericks 86-66 three quarters in.
The top scorer for New York has been small forward R.J. Barrett (22 points). Dallas has been relying on point guard Jalen Brunson, who has 12 points and five assists in addition to four rebounds, and point guard Luka Doncic, who has 17 points along with six boards.
The Mavericks have been used to carrying a lead into the fourth quarter lately, so we’ll see how they respond to the deficit.
Dallas @ New York
Current Records: Dallas 22-18; New York 20-21
What to Know
The Dallas Mavericks and the New York Knicks are even-steven against one another since December of 2015 (6-6), but not for long. The Mavericks will take on New York at 7:30 p.m. ET Wednesday at Madison Square Garden after having had a few days off. These two teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.
While not quite a landslide, the matchup between Dallas and the Chicago Bulls on Sunday was still a pretty decisive one as Dallas wrapped it up with a 113-99 win at home. Dallas relied on the efforts of point guard Luka Doncic, who posted a triple-double on 22 points, 14 assists, and 14 rebounds, and point guard Jalen Brunson, who had 17 points. Doncic now has three triple-doubles this year.
Meanwhile, New York strolled past the San Antonio Spurs with points to spare on Monday, taking the game 111-96. New York’s small forward R.J. Barrett was one of the most active players for the team, picking up 31 points.
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Mavericks are expected to win a tight contest. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a four-game streak of ATS wins.
The wins brought Dallas up to 22-18 and the Knicks to 20-21. A couple stats to keep an eye on: Dallas ranks third in the league when it comes to points allowed per game, with only 103.3 on average. Less enviably, New York is fourth worst in the league in points per game, with only 104.2 on average. They might struggle to break 100.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Madison Square Garden — New York, New York
- TV: ESPN
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $79.99
The Mavericks are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Knicks, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Mavericks as a 1.5-point favorite.
New York and Dallas both have six wins in their last 12 games.
- Apr 16, 2021 – New York 117 vs. Dallas 109
- Apr 02, 2021 – Dallas 99 vs. New York 86
- Nov 14, 2019 – New York 106 vs. Dallas 103
- Nov 08, 2019 – New York 106 vs. Dallas 102
- Jan 30, 2019 – Dallas 114 vs. New York 90
- Nov 02, 2018 – New York 118 vs. Dallas 106
- Mar 13, 2018 – Dallas 110 vs. New York 97
- Jan 07, 2018 – New York 100 vs. Dallas 96
- Jan 25, 2017 – Dallas 103 vs. New York 95
- Nov 14, 2016 – New York 93 vs. Dallas 77
- Mar 30, 2016 – Dallas 91 vs. New York 89
- Dec 07, 2015 – Dallas 104 vs. New York 97
Injury Report for New York
- Kemba Walker: Out (Knee)
- Ryan Arcidiacono: Out (Ankle)
- Luka Samanic: Out (Heel)
- Derrick Rose: Out (Ankle)
Injury Report for Dallas
- Kristaps Porzingis: Out (Covid-19)
- Willie Cauley-Stein: Out (Personal)