DALLAS (AP) — Bill Walker scored a career-high 23 points, Wilson Chandler added 22 and the New York Knicks snapped Dallas' 13-game winning streak and avenged a 50-point loss to the Mavericks earlier this season with a 128-94 victory on Saturday night.
The Mavericks had their most lopsided win in franchise history in the first meeting between the teams, a 128-78 rout of the Knicks on Jan. 24 at Madison Square Garden. This time, it was the Knicks' turn for a runaway.
Dirk Nowitzki had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and and Jason Kidd added 15 points for Dallas, which hadn't lost since Feb. 16.
The Knicks shot 56 percent from the field (50 for 89) and 16 of 30 from 3-point range.
Slow starts had become a habit for the Mavericks during their streak, and the Knicks carried a 30-25 edge into the second quarter.
Harrington had 15 points in the first half and Douglas 13 to help the Knicks take 58-48 lead at the break. Douglas was making his third start of the season and first since Nov. 18.
The Knicks opened the third quarter with a 20-9 spurt, capped by Tracy McGrady's three-point play, to expand their advantage to 78-57.
McGrady had 11 third-quarter points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and the Knicks took a 91-66 lead into the final quarter.
New York went on to lead by as many as 37 points in the fourth quarter behind 16 points from Walker.
NOTES: Kidd's first-quarter 3-pointer was his 140th of the season, a new career high. ... Mavericks G Jose Juan Barea had 14 points after missing the previous game with a left ankle injury. ... Dallas' No. 2 scorer Jason Terry sat out his fifth consecutive game (surgery to repair facial injuries). Terry has resumed practice while wearing a protective mask, but there's no timetable for his return. ... The Knicks had lost 15 of the previous 16 meetings with the Mavericks. ... Dallas' longest winning streak in franchise history is 17 games during the 2006-07 season. ... The Mavericks wore "Los Mavs" uniforms as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. ... New York G Chris Duhon made his first appearance in 12 games.