Knicks Win At The AAC In Dallas Again, Blowing Out The Mavericks – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Dallas-native Julius Randle got here residence with the New York Knicks and scored 26 factors to assist the workforce win for the fifth consecutive time on the AAC, blowing out the Mavericks 107-77 on Wednesday evening.
RJ Barrett added 18 factors for the Knicks, who received their third straight following a seven-game dropping streak and improved to 3-2 on a season-long seven-game highway journey.
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The Mavericks missed their first 19 3-point photographs whereas falling behind by 28 of their lowest-scoring first half of the season. Dallas trailed 61-34 on the break as a five-game successful streak ended.
Luka Doncic scored 17 of his 31 factors within the third quarter, when the Mavericks bought inside 14 earlier than consecutive buckets from Randle steadied the Knicks.
“I love the way our guys are coming out and the intensity that we’re playing with and the togetherness on both sides of the ball,” New York coach Tom Thibodeau stated. “The challenge doesn’t stop. We can’t feel too good about ourselves.”
New York, which is chasing the ultimate play-in spot within the Eastern Conference, swept the two-game season collection from the playoff-bound Mavericks, successful by a mean of 26.5 factors.
The Mavericks shot a season-worst 13.6% from lengthy vary (6 of 44) and 31.4% general. Reggie Bullock was 0 of 8 and went scoreless, whereas Jalen Brunson, Davis Bertans and Maxi Kleber mixed to overlook 14 extra with no make.
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“It was probably our best defensive performance of the year,” Randle stated.
Doncic was the one Dallas starter in double figures because the Mavericks completed with a season-low 11 assists.
“We might have overdribbled a little bit, but we had great looks,” coach Jason Kidd stated. “Sometimes you’re going to lose a game. Tonight was the night. We had a great homestand. You can’t let one game ruin that, and we’re not. It’s over.”
All 5 New York starters have been in double figures, with double-doubles from Alec Burks (15 factors and 11 rebounds) and Mitchell Robinson (11 and 11). Evan Fournier scored 10 factors.
Randle rallied from a poor begin capturing to complete 8 of 19 with eight rebounds and 5 assists. The Dallas native scored 44 factors on the Mavericks final season and was coming off a career-best 46 factors in a 131-115 win at Sacramento.
“It’s automatic, man, playing in front of my mom and obviously my wife and sons were here,” Randle stated. “I always want to give them a good show.”
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