Mavericks face the Knicks, look for 7th straight victory
Dallas Mavericks (22-18, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. New York Knicks (20-21, 11th in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Dallas will attempt to build upon its six-game win streak with a victory over New York.
The Knicks are 10-11 on their home court. New York ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference in rebounding with 45.1 rebounds. Julius Randle leads the Knicks with 10.2 boards.
The Mavericks are 11-10 on the road. Dallas is 2-3 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.
TOP PERFORMERS: Randle is scoring 19.0 points per game and averaging 10.2 rebounds for the Knicks. Evan Fournier is averaging 3.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for New York.
Jalen Brunson is scoring 16.0 points per game and averaging 3.7 rebounds for the Mavericks. Dorian Finney-Smith is averaging 2.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Dallas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 6-4, averaging 99.1 points, 45.6 rebounds, 19.4 assists, 7.0 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 43.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 99.3 points per game.
Mavericks: 7-3, averaging 108.9 points, 43.5 rebounds, 27.0 assists, 6.8 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 99.2 points.
INJURIES: Knicks: Ryan Arcidiacono: out (ankle), Nerlens Noel: out (reconditioning), Kemba Walker: out (knee), Derrick Rose: out (ankle).
Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis: out (health and safety protocols), Willie Cauley-Stein: out (personal).