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Gameday Recap: Dallas Mavericks Falter in Second Half, Lose to New York Knicks

November 9th, 2012 at 8:36 PM
By Kevin Rodriguez

After a shootout in the first half between two of the NBA's top-scoring teams, the Dallas Mavericks cooled off considerably in the second half, while the New York Knicks continued to light it up, en route to a 104-94 win over the Mavs.

Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points for New York, nine in the decisive fourth quarter to close out Dallas. The Mavs had a two-point lead at the half and hung around all game despite constant runs from the Knicks.

O.J. Mayo had 23 points to lead Dallas, making half of his 10 three-point attempts in this game, but he also had foul trouble, which took away momentum from the Mavs.

The biggest problem for the Mavs in their two losses to the Utah Jazz and now the Knicks is their inability to secure the defensive rebounds, while also showing some carelessness with the ball, especially when the opponent is making a run.

Dallas point guard Darren Collison and Mayo combined for 12 turnovers. They had none in Wednesday's win over the Toronto Raptors.

The Mavs will have to figure out a way to get that cleaned up as they travel to Charlotte to take on the Bobcats. This will be the third meeting between the two teams in about three weeks.

Tags: Basketball, Carmelo Anthony, Dallas, Dallas Mavericks, Darren Collison, NBA, O.J. Mayo

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