Tune in at 1:00 PM ET as the Mavericks take on the Knicks. Ryan McNeill will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
There's a slight chance that Baron Davis and J.R. Smith could be added to the rotation this afternoon.
D'Antoni on Baron Davis: "He's close. He could go. I think he could play (Sunday). We'll see, but I want to work him a little bit gradually."
Melo won't suit up today.
Dallas (20-11) has also won 17 of its last 19 meetings with the Knicks and five straight at MSG.
Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 24.3 points on 50.0 percent shooting over his last eight games.
Jason Terry did not play Friday due to "a personal situation" according to coach Rick Carlisle, and also missed Wednesday's victory over Denver due to a strained right quad, but is expected to return Sunday.
Since Feb. 4, more than 27 percent of New York’s offensive possessions came via the pick-and-roll.
Over their past eight games, the Knicks rank second in the NBA in defensive efficiency, allowing just 93.7 points per 100 possessions.
43% of NY's offense comes through Spot Up shots (24%) or Pick-And-Roll (19%).
Nearly half of Lin's offensive possessions have come as the P&R ball handler. The Mavericks have the league’s top-ranked defense against the pick-and-roll ball handler, holding opponents to 34 percent shooting.
Dallas is in the midst of a 6-game winning streak.
53% of fans on Accuscore think NY will win this one. Personally, I think Dallas will. What about you?
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Knicks win the opening tip...
Marion is guarding Lin. Interesting defensive matchup by the Mavs. Personally, I like it. A lot.
Shumpert with a jumper to beat the shot clock.
Carter goes to work against Fields and scores in the paint. Too easy.
Amare misses an elbow jumper.
Dirk backs down Shumpert but his jumper is off. Weird matchup for the Knciks.
Shumpert's corner 3 is off the mark.
Kidd is wide open due to a defensive switch but his 3 is off.
Dirk and Marion double Lin. Another strong defensive move by Dallas.
Double team results in Fields getting an easy bucket.
Haywood with the bucket. Foul called on Amare.
Haywood misses the free throw. Ugly...
Fields can't keep it alive and it goes out of bounds. Dallas ball.
Kidd front rims a 3. Fields with the board.
Carter back rims a deep 3. Lin with the board.
Shumpert with an elbow jumper that is off the mark. Knicks with the board and Fields with a reverse dunk! Boom!
Dirk sells the foul. Shumpert given the call.