New York Knicks: Another big night from Carmelo Anthony is spoiled in loss to Mavs (Highlights)
Jan 25, 2017; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Justin Anderson (1) guards New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the second quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony had another big scoring game, but it was all in vain. His team lost to the lowly Mavericks, 103-95.

  • New York Knicks 95 (20-27)
  • Dallas Mavericks 103 (16-29)
  • NBA, Final, Box Score
  • American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

Carmelo Anthony was obviously going to put up a huge number on the night he on the three year anniversary of the night broke Bernard King’s New York Knicks scoring record.

With a bid for a spot as an All-Star game reserve potentially on the line, Anthony posted his 11th game of the season with 30 or more points. The New York Knicks were just 5-5 in his previous remarkable efforts.

On Wednesday night in Dallas, they slipped to below .500 with a horrible 103-95 loss. Instead of building off of the momentum from their win on Monday against the Indiana Pacers, a playoff team, the Knicks fell to the lowly Mavericks.

Kristaps Porzingis was in foul trouble for the entire game and managed to log just 23 minutes and 13 points on 4 of 11 shooting. He’s clearly still not himself.

Derrick Rose looked even worse than usual on defense, but unlike most of the time his offense didn’t pick up for it. Rose was 6 of 15 from the field with 13 points and 3 assists.

Harrison Barnes (23 points, 5 rebounds) and Dirk Nowitzki (19 points, 4 rebounds) led the way for Dallas.

Up next: The Knicks return home on Friday to face the Charlotte Hornets. Tip off is at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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