Field Goal %
- DAL 40.7
- 41.7 NY
Three Point %
- DAL 28.6
- 36.4 NY
- DAL 20
- 9 NY
- DAL 57
- 55 NY
- New York, NY
0:00 - 4th Quarter
End of Game
The Mavericks shot 39.1 percent and scored 79 points in the half court Friday, their second-fewest in a game this season. Entering Friday's game, the Mavs were shooting 48.7 percent in the half court, which ranked second in the NBA, and shot 55.0 percent over their previous three-game win streak.
The Knicks made 18 shots inside 5 feet Friday, their most in a game this season. New York attempted 36 of its 84 shots (42.9 percent) from that distance against the Mavericks after attempting 28.2 percent of its shots from inside 5 feet entering Friday, the second-lowest percentage in the league.
Carmelo Anthony was 5-8 on post-up plays Friday and is shooting 55.6 percent in the post this season. Anthony has not been as effective on isolation plays through four games, shooting 36.8 percent (7-19), including 0-3 from the 3-point line.
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Former NBA commissioner David Stern said that the infamous proposed 2011 deal that would have sent Chris Paul to the Lakers could have been reworked, but fell apart when then-GM Mitch Kupchak "panicked."
Kevin Love doesn't understand why the Cavaliers are considered the underdogs going into their matchup with the Warriors in the NBA Finals since they are the defending champions.
Kevin Love took exception to the idea that the Cavs are heavy underdogs against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, noting that the Cavs enter the series as the defending champions.