New York Knicks Team Report – January 13
=== New York Knicks Team Report – January 13 ===
(Sports Network) – The New York Knicks overcame a 20-point deficit but
eventually succumbed to the Dallas Mavericks, 127-121, in overtime on Monday
at Madison Square Garden.
Stephon Marbury poured in a game-high 38 points with 14 assists, but New York
fell to 1-3 since acquiring him in a trade with Phoenix.
Allan Houston added 29 points for the Knicks, including a three-pointer with
5.9 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game. Another component of the
Phoenix trade, Anfernee Hardaway, scored 19 for New York, which lost for the
fifth time in six games.
New York trailed by as many as 20 points in the third quarter, but rallied
with a strong fourth. The Knicks scored six points in a five-second span at
the end of the game to send it into overtime.
Dallas scored first in overtime, however, taking the lead for good on Dirk
Nowitzki’s free throws that made it 117-115 just 20 seconds in. The Knicks
were within 121-119 at the 1:00 mark, but the Mavericks used a 6-0 run, capped
by Nowitzki’s foul shots in the waning moments, to seal it.
New York played without Keith Van Horn, who is out with a hyperextended knee.
Van Horn could play on Wednesday when the Knicks host the Orlando Magic.