The Mavericks, tonight’s opponent have been on fire. They are 19-3 since January 22nd. Dirk is a star with the kind of size that will frustrate the Knicks all night.
And the Mavs are really looking to rebound after last night’s game where they played “soft”.
As good as Dirk is, I think Chandler will be a bigger problem. If the Knicks can’t keep him off the boards then it will be tough to win. The Knicks could really use Billups back tonight in a big way to counter Kidd. The biggest factor working in favor of the Knicks tonight is that it looks like both Shawn Marion and Peja Stojakovic might be out which could mean that Corey Brewer will get some more playing time. Hopefully, the Knicks can continue their hot shooting especially from 3 point land as that will need to happen if they hope to win tonight.