Brunson and the Knicks take on Doncic and the Mavericks

ESPN logo
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Dallas Mavericks (28-23, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. New York Knicks (33-18, fourth in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST

: Mavericks -3.5; over/under is 38.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Dallas Mavericks visit the New York Knicks in a non-conference matchup.

The Knicks are 19-6 in home games. New York is second in the league giving up only 109.4 points per game while holding opponents to 46.7% shooting.

The Mavericks are 14-10 on the road. Dallas is fifth in the Western Conference scoring 118.2 points per game and is shooting 47.5%.

The Knicks score 115.2 points per game, 3.1 fewer points than the 118.3 the Mavericks allow. The Mavericks average 15.2 made 3-pointers per game this season, 2.4 more made shots on average than the 12.8 per game the Knicks allow.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Mavericks won 128-124 in the last meeting on Jan. 12. Kyrie Irving led the Mavericks with 44 points, and Julius Randle led the Knicks with 32 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Donte DiVincenzo is scoring 13.0 points per game and averaging 3.3 rebounds for the Knicks. Jalen Brunson is averaging 32.6 points and 4.3 rebounds over the last 10 games for New York.

Luka Doncic is averaging 34.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 9.4 assists for the Mavericks. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 2.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Dallas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 9-1, averaging 116.2 points, 47.4 rebounds, 23.9 assists, 7.2 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 48.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.1 points per game.

Mavericks: 4-6, averaging 116.4 points, 40.1 rebounds, 25.8 assists, 5.4 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.9 points.

INJURIES: Knicks: Quentin Grimes: out (knee), Jericho Sims: out (illness), Mitchell Robinson: out for season (ankle), Julius Randle: out (shoulder), OG Anunoby: out (elbow).

Mavericks: Dante Exum: out (knee), Dereck Lively II: out (nose).


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