Knicks miss the chance of winning in Dallas
- Updated: March 31, 2016
The New York Knicks had the game under control for most of the time and although the lead changed 11 times, it was the Mavericks who managed to take it last.
Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points but his performance was spoiled by JJ Barea‘s heroics who was able to score the time his team needed it most. Barea’s three pointer tied the game at 86 with 2:26 on the clock, then Wesley Matthews put them up by 2.
Melo made a jump shot and a free throw to take the lead back with 1 minute left but Barea went totally undefended in the paint and his layup gave Dallas the lead back, 90-89.
With the next possession Anthony missed a two pointer, then a three pointer and after coach Rambis called timeout, Carmelo wasted another opportunity, turning the ball over. Raymond Felton made one of two free throws and with the last shot, Langston Galloway‘s ball hit the rim.
“We had some big offensive rebounds, I missed an open 3, we got the rebound back, we called timeout. It just didn’t work out.”
– Carmelo Anthony
Knicks lose 3rd straight game and fall 30-46 with 6 games left to play before the regular season ends.
Derrick Williams, who started for Kristaps Porzingis (out with a shoulder injury) was the only other Knick who finished in double figures – 15 points.
Robin Lopez and Kyle O’Quinn scored 8 points each while Sasha Vujacic had 7.
The Knicks return to Madison Square on Friday, where they will play their next three games: vs Brooklyn, then Indiana on Sunday and Charlotte on Wednesday.