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Mavs dismantle Knicks

February 14, 2006


— The latest game against the Dallas Mavericks showed just how bad things have gotten for the New York Knicks.

A month ago in New York, the Knicks scored the most points anybody has against Dallas this season in their fifth of six straight victories.

In the rematch Monday night, Dirk Nowitzki had 21 points to lead six players in double figures for the Mavericks in a 100-72 victory. The Knicks had their season-low in points while losing their 10th straight game, their longest losing streak in 21 years.

"I don't enjoy this feeling," said Larry Brown, in his first Knicks season after taking Detroit to the consecutive NBA Finals. "I feel for those guys in the dressing room. We have to figure out a way to get one."

The Knicks (14-37) lost for the 16th time in 17 games. They never had a chance against the Mavericks, who avoided a losing streak.

Jason Terry had three of the Mavericks' season-high six three-pointers in the first quarter, and they quickly went ahead to stay. It was 35-25 by the end of the first after consecutive three-pointers in a 30-second span by Keith Van Horn, both on assists from Devin Harris.

Hornets 97, Wizards 96

Oklahoma City - David West's buzzer-beater lifted New Orleans.

Cavaliers 101, Spurs 87

Cleveland - LeBron James scored 44 for the Cavs.

Trail Blazers 91, Bobcats 83

Charlotte, N.C. - Zach Randolph scored 21 for Portland.

Raptors 98, Timberwolves 94

Minneapolis - Mike James scored 27, including two key baskets and two free throws down the stretch.

Lakers 94, Jazz 88

Los Angeles - Kobe Bryant scored 23 and tied a career high with six steals.

Grizzlies 81, Warriors 79

Oakland, Calif. - Pau Gasol made a short spinning jumper as time expired for Memphis.


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