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Mavericks vs. Knicks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Mavericks vs. Knicks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Mavericks vs. Knicks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Dallas Mavericks (22-18) play against the New York Knicks (21-21) at Madison Square Garden

Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Wednesday January 12, 2022

Dallas Mavericks 42, New York Knicks 51 (Q2 01:42)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

New York Knicks @nyknicks
LET’S GO JULIUS 😤 pic.twitter.com/xBVpnm4gAe8:36 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Quentin Grimes. Straight up bucket. pic.twitter.com/YnnGAqD15t8:34 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Julius Randle gets a standing ovation after a nice and-one bucket. He’s a game-best plus-11 and has nine points, three rebounds and two assists. The Knicks lead the Mavericks 49-42 late in the second quarter. – 8:33 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Luka gonna Luka.
@Luka Doncic x #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/wFx9U6Eh9n8:31 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Dallas’ improved defense isn’t making much of an impression on the big stage tonight: Knicks 50% shooting and Dallas has had some back-end breakdowns. – 8:30 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
🗣 BALL MOVEMENT pic.twitter.com/RaEr5SYoyb8:29 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic is 4-8 from the field, but 0-4 on 3-pointers. – 8:28 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
“You’re too small!” Doncic probably thought, but from what I could tell didn’t say. – 8:23 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Spark plug 🔌
@Tim Hardaway Jr | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/f2Q7WQHUVz8:20 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Hardaway Jr. has scored Dallas’ last 6 points. – 8:18 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Rising majestically. pic.twitter.com/O9raOkDzCB8:18 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Not a good offensive 1st quarter for Mavs, 35% shooting, but bigger reason they trail 30-21 is their defense isn’t measuring up to recent efforts. Knicks are shooting 50%.
Mavs will need to follow script of win over Bulls, when they allowed 32 in the first and 67 rest of way. – 8:12 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
WITH AUTHORITY.
@RjBarrett6 | #NewYorkForever pic.twitter.com/8HICJ2xuJc8:12 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Through one quarter, the Knicks lead the Mavericks 30-21.
• Barrett 8 pts
• Randle 7 & 2
• Fournier 5-4-2
• Brunson, Doncic 7 pts each – 8:11 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
RJ got ’em 😬 pic.twitter.com/2MDwYNFoBi8:11 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Knicks scored only 80 points in OKC two weeks ago, but that was the first night of an RJ Barrett awakening. Started attacking the rim that night and comparatively to what he was doing previously, he hasn’t stopped. Playing with so much more verve now. It’s hard not to notice. – 8:10 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Early Moses Brown appearance. – 8:07 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
🚫 REJECTED 🚫
@Maxi Kleber pic.twitter.com/W4bbN22Yta8:06 PM

Steve Popper @StevePopper
Randle started off with a couple of nice assists, then twice took Finney-Smith in for short jumpers, then hit a 3. Just missed an understandable heat check 3. – 8:03 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Little contact, no problem. pic.twitter.com/So6bj0aN5f8:03 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Dallas native Julius Randle scored just 2 points in the Knicks’ win over Spurs here 2 nights ago. You figured he would bounce back tonight because he almost always plays great against his hometown team.
He has 7 of NY’s 24 points. – 8:03 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Julius Randle has seven points in the first quarter and has some of his juice back. Great to see.
Knicks 24, Mavericks 14. – 8:02 PM

Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Reggie Bullock gets a nice hand from crowd as he checks into game for Dallas. – 8:00 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Ex-Knick Reggie Bullock gets a nice round of applause as he enters the game for the first time. – 8:00 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
New York Tough (Bucket)
@Luka Doncic x #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/yPZUDtTGoo8:00 PM

Steve Popper @StevePopper
Knicks’ Kemba Walker is out again — and the Knicks need him newsday.com/sports/basketb… via @Newsday7:56 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Way way way up. pic.twitter.com/jmxYYc5zJ47:55 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Randle doing a good job anticipating the Dallas double-teams and getting rid of it quickly tonight. Thibodeau always says he doesn’t want Randle to “fight pressure with pressure.” Has led to good offense early. – 7:54 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Jalen Brunson has been playing very well for the Mavs over the last month, averaging 19.3 points (on 51% shooting), 7.1 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.3 made treys. – 7:53 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Mitchell Robinson just double-hitched on a lob before even catching it. Not your everyday finish… – 7:51 PM

Steve Popper @StevePopper
Jalen Brunson gets mild cheers – couldn’t tell if it was the Knicks front office I heard. – 7:42 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Oh okay, Ju 👀 pic.twitter.com/kvvCSLynCL7:36 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Mavericks are playing their second straight game in Madison Square Garden with an acting head coach. Last season, it was Jamahl Mosley for Rick Carlisle. This time, Sean Sweeney for Jason Kidd. – 7:31 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
GAME TIME. LET’S GO KNICKS. pic.twitter.com/Ign0Lne5xZ7:30 PM

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Steve Popper @StevePopper
Knicks starting Burks, Fournier, Barrett, Randle and Robinson. – 7:21 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
The five. pic.twitter.com/mdR0LNsgAG7:20 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Fan love 💙 pic.twitter.com/2WT9DBFPqH7:15 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
New pod with the legend @JonathanTjarks. Talked all things Dallas Mavericks, what the Pacers should do with Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis, which teams should go for them, and much more: – 7:14 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Your first five on the floor tonight.
@ModeloUSA | #FightingSpirit pic.twitter.com/Qpms8SnfFI7:06 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Always good seeing old friends. pic.twitter.com/7VwdhVUTF77:05 PM

The Ringer @ringernba
🗣 The Mavs’ improvement on defense
🗣 How Jason Kidd uses Luka differently on offense
🗣 The truth about Kristaps Porzingis
🗣 Draymond Green’s resurgence
‘The Void’ with @Kevin O’Connor and @JonathanTjarks: open.spotify.com/episode/3oGXjI…7:02 PM

Mark Followill @MFollowill
Mavs and Knicks on BSSW tonight at 6:30. Dallas has won 6 straight for the first time since late March-early April of 2016. The last time the Mavs had a longer winning streak than 6 was during the title season. During this win streak, the Mavs are limiting opponents to 93 ppg. – 7:01 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Look at the flick of the wrist. pic.twitter.com/Yi0R0Dj9fr6:55 PM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs starters: DFS, Kleber, Powell, Brunson, Doncic
NY starters: Barrett, Randle, Robinson, Burks, Fournier
6:45 tip @theeagledallas6:55 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
NY coach Tom Thibodeau was an assistant with the Knicks in the early 2000s when Rick Brunson was with them. Thibs said then-6-year-old Jalen could do a pretty spot-on imitation of Latrell Sprewell and Allen Houston, the NY stars of the time. – 6:44 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Pregame work 🔒 pic.twitter.com/hTTs0is4td6:26 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
The fellas are here.
#UltraDrip x #NewYorkForever pic.twitter.com/7MfwaS6zEf6:15 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Sean Sweeney says he isn’t sure whether Porzingis will join the Mavs in Memphis. Tomorrow marks 10 days since Porzingis entered the health and safety protocols. – 6:05 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Kristaps Porzingis and Willie Cauley-Stein are out for tonight’s game against the Knicks, per Mavs interim coach Sean Sweeney. Jason Kidd also remains out due to the health and safety protocols. – 6:04 PM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Per Thibs: Kemba Walker is out. Nerlens Noel and Taj Gibson are available for Knicks vs Mavs 6:45 tip @theeagledallas5:53 PM

Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
No Kemba but Noel returns. – 5:50 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Kemba Walker is out for the Knicks. Nerlens Noel is playing, per Thibodeau. – 5:50 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Nerlens Noel and Taj Gibson are both available tonight against the Mavericks, Tom Thibodeau says. Kemba Walker is out. – 5:50 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Tom Thibodeau says Nerlens Noel and Taj Gibson will play tonight and Kemba Walker will once again be out for the Knicks against Dallas. – 5:50 PM

Steve Popper @StevePopper
Kemba, Noel and Taj were all questionable for tonight versus Dallas. Kemba is out, Noel and Taj are in. – 5:49 PM

Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
A former Knicks staffer from those 90s years, @sammysteinlight, just sent me a picture from the Barnes and Noble in Freehold, NJ, which is apparently selling some copies of the book early, too, in case anyone in that area’s been looking pic.twitter.com/LI6AIncJsO5:28 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
As I noted in today’s story about Josh Green’s significant performance uptick, the coach with whom he works most closely also happens to be the acting head coach: Sean Sweeney. Both are having a nice run of late as Dallas has won 6 straight games. pic.twitter.com/rn0MmbWhUg5:23 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Welcome to the world’s loudest, I mean, most famous, arena, where a bunch of ex-Knicks-turned Mavericks will suit up — including warming-up Frank Ntilikina. pic.twitter.com/gOyOTlVWAn5:16 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
The second installment in the Knicks Trade Deadline Primer is now live.
If NY doesn’t view Mitch Rob as part of the team’s long-term plan, it would be wise to trade before the deadline instead of seeing him leave via free agency and get nothing in return
tommybeer.substack.com/p/knicks-trade…4:30 PM

Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Knicks face their past point-guard-of-the-future in Frank Ntilikina and maybe face their actual point guard of the future. Leon Rose still has interest in Jalen Brunson #Knicks #Mavericks #NBA nypost.com/2022/01/12/kni…2:24 PM

Mike Mazzeo @MazzNYC
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Thanks to everyone who voted and weighed in playny.com/poll-ny-sports…2:24 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
RJ’s last six games: 23.3 PPG | 5.2 RPG | 3.5 APG
9️⃣ heatin’ up. pic.twitter.com/HvwgnEM20T2:00 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Approximately halfway through the 2021-22 season, list of NBA players averaging a minimum of 22.0 PPG, 6.0 RPG and 5.0 APG:
Kevin Durant
LeBron James
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Nikola Jokic
Luka Doncic
Paul George
Brandon Ingram
James Harden – 1:59 PM