The Western Conference team Dallas Mavericks, beat the New York Knicks in an incredible way, after been down during the majority of the game. However, the Knicks didn’t convert a field goal in the last 2:28 minutes of the fourth quarter and they didn’t score in the overtime either.
With only 2:28 minutes left to finish the game, the score was in favor of the Knicks 112-105; but the bad shooting of the Knicks against the good execution and the seven points added by the Mavericks put the things equally for both teams and leaded to the overtime.
At the beginning of the game, the Knicks were dominating taking a lead of 15 points. The Mavs trailed in the score during the whole game but an aggressive comeback at the end of the fourth quarter gave the Mavs a light to end their losing streak. In the overtime, the Knicks attempted 0-9 shootings as the Mavericks were doing great defense. The Mavs star Dirk Nowitzki scored 7 points and Josh Howard scored another two baskets in the overtime to end the game 124-114.
With those seven points, Nowitzki finished the game with a high-score of 39 points and 15 rebounds. His teammate Josh Howard added 31 points and 14 rebounds followed by Terry with 20 points. For the Knicks Zach Randolph was its best scorer with 27 points and 18 rebounds, followed by Richardson with 17 points and 8 rebounds.
This game ended the losing streak that the Mavs had during the start of this season. The Mavs lost five of its first seven games and they had troubles finding his magic to win, however we have to say that this win against the Knicks certainly is a relief for all the players, coaches and the Mavericks franchise. Dallas didn’t have a 5-game losing streak since 2000, almost a decade ago. But like coach Rick Carlisle expressed, they have never stopped believing in each other, and they have a spirit of fight on them even when things get tough. Now he and his players need to believe that the tough stretch is over and they have to continue with the same determination, specially winning close games like this one consistently.
For his part, Nowitzki was pleased with the result and very happy to end the bad stretch his team was living. “We had to stop the raining at some point. We’re happy to get this win and hopefully turn this thing around a little,” alleged the German and star player of the Mavs.
With this win the Mavs are ready to keep going with another victory; their next contender will be the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday November 18th at Time Warner Cable Arena. We hope the best for this team, which has great expectations this season especially with the acquisition of the experienced point guard Jason Kidd, who can make a difference for the Mavs and can have a great chemistry with the super star of Dallas Dirk Nowitzki, the small forward Josh Howard and the shooter Jason Terry.