Amare Stoudemire’s 36 Isn’t Enough for New York Knicks to Beat Dallas Mavericks

March 11th, 2011 by Artem Altman Leave a reply »
A day after being berated by head coach Rick Carlisle for being soft, the Dallas Mavericks showed their coach otherwise by toppling the streaking New York Knicks squad, 127-109.

With the win, Dallas improves its record to 47-18 and stay ahead of the Lakers as the second seed in the Western Conference playoff picture. New York falls to 34-30 and are within one game of being supplanted by the Philadelphia 76ers for the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference playoff standings.

Amar’e Stoudemire had a game high 36 points to go along with seven rebounds. Eighteen of Stoudemire’s points came in the third quarter as he kept the Mavericks from pulling away, all the while playing with a shoulder strain that he sustained in the opening minutes of the game.

Landry Field had 19 points, while Carmelo Anthony and Toney Douglas added 18 points each. Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavs with 23 points and nine rebounds, Shawn Marion added 22 points and eight rebounds and Jason Terry contributed 21 points.

“You can't win them all, so you have to come back the next day and compete, and that's what we did today,” said Nowitzki of the tr ...

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