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New York visits Dallas after Randle’s 46-point performance

March 8, 2022 GMT

New York Knicks (27-38, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (40-25, fifth in the Western Conference)

Dallas; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: New York takes on the Dallas Mavericks after Julius Randle scored 46 points in the Knicks’ 131-115 win against the Sacramento Kings.

The Mavericks have gone 23-11 at home. Dallas has an 18-17 record against teams above .500.

The Knicks are 14-19 on the road. New York is fifth in the NBA with 11.4 offensive rebounds per game led by Mitchell Robinson averaging 3.8.

The teams square off for the second time this season. In the last matchup on Jan. 13 the Knicks won 108-85 led by 32 points from RJ Barrett, while Luka Doncic scored 21 points for the Mavericks.

TOP PERFORMERS: Doncic is shooting 33.6% from beyond the arc with 2.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Mavericks, while averaging 28 points, 9.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists. Jalen Brunson is shooting 48.3% and averaging 16.7 points over the past 10 games for Dallas.

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Randle is shooting 41.9% and averaging 20.0 points for the Knicks. Barrett is averaging 28.8 points over the last 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mavericks: 8-2, averaging 111.3 points, 39.5 rebounds, 21.2 assists, 6.3 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.9 points per game.

Knicks: 3-7, averaging 112.6 points, 47.7 rebounds, 21.4 assists, 6.1 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 44.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.0 points.

INJURIES: Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr.: out (foot), Frank Ntilikina: out (illness), Jalen Brunson: out (foot), Theo Pinson: out (finger), Marquese Chriss: out (knee).

Knicks: Taj Gibson: out (illness), Obi Toppin: out (hamstring), Nerlens Noel: out (foot), Quentin Grimes: out (knee), Derrick Rose: out (ankle).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.