The Knicks are hot. Really hot. Amar'e Stoudemire's been voted as a starting All-Star, his name is in the MVP conversation, the Garden's well-supplied with celebs and enthusiastic fans. Which is nice -- the Knicks fanbase deserves some fun times. Just not tonight. Leaving aside garbage time and subtract some bad turnovers, we might've had another fifty-point win on our hands. But this win was just fine. And the Dirkie goes too . . .
Somebody gimme an envelope.
Dallas Mavericks 113, New York Knicks 97 - Vote for your Player of the Game here!
Dirk Nowitzki -- a proper Ubermanly double-double
Jose Juan Barea -- 7-12 FG% for 22 points
Tyson Chandler -- 15 points and 11 boards (All-Star)
DeShawn Stevenson -- why does he get left open?
Jason Kidd -- 6-6-10 plus steal
Jason Terry -- 12 points and four assists
Shawn Marion -- rotton shooting, but ten boards
Brendan Haywood -- don't tread on 'Wood
Brian Cardinal -- three assist chipper-inner