After trailing to the Dallas Mavericks in the first half thanks to O.J. Mayo's hot shooting, the Knicks gradually worked their way back and took the lead. By the fourth quarter, though the game was still close in margin, it was obvious Dallas wasn't going to win.
Mayo got into foul trouble which hurt the Mavs. Carmelo Anthony did as well. Anthony still played 34 minutes and scored 31 points on only 22 field goal attempts. The Mavs threw out several players to try and stop Anthony; none of them had the least bit of success.
Jason Kidd took over the game at the beginning of the the third quarter thanks to two impressive steals and drawing a foul on a jumpshot. But he only player 15, albeit productive, minutes. J.R. Smith continued his hot shooting ways with 22 points and Ronnie Brewer has been proficient from three point range. He had 13 points on 2-4 shooting from distance.
The Knicks have still moved the ball effectively. In this game,.they actually shot fewer three-pointers than their opponents for the first time this season. And Marcus Camby saw his first action of the season. Raymond Felton added 9 assists and only 2 turnovers as the Knicks cruised to a 104-94 victory at home. The Knicks are now 4-0.