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Porzingis, Jack help Knicks edge Mavs to end skid at 3

DALLAS (AP) On the day the New York Knicks guaranteed his contract for the rest of the season, Jarrett Jack hit the big shot to deliver them a victory.

Jack's floater in the lane with 31.2 seconds to play snapped a tie and the Knicks beat the Dallas Mavericks 100-96 on Sunday night.

Kristaps Porzingis scored 29 points for New York, which ended a three-game losing streak and sent the Mavericks to their third straight loss - all at home.

Dallas never led in the game, but for the third game in a row, the Mavericks made a late rally from a double-digit deficit - and fell short just as they had against Golden State and Chicago.

''It's really the same old story,'' Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. ''It's an early hole, it's a late rally, and then come up short. Bottom line is we've got to be better early in games.''

Harrison Barnes scored 25 points and Devin Harris had nine of his 11 in the fourth quarter for Dallas on the night the team honored long-time point guard Derek Harper by retiring his jersey.

The Mavericks trailed 90-77 with 4:48 left, but went on a 15-2 run over the next 2:20 to tie the score at 92. Harris started and ended the run with 3-pointers.

''We did what we were supposed to do all game, turned up the pressure and intensity,'' Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews said. ''It was just a little too late.''

After Porzingis made two free throws and Barnes hit a short jumper, Jack used Porzingis' screen to penetrate into the lane and drop in a floater.

''I was just trying to be aggressive,'' Jack said. ''They had done a good job of mucking the game up, denying a lot of our actions, not allowing us to get the ball in the place that we were trying to get it to. (Porzingis) set a good screen. I saw I had an opening and I just tried to knock the shot down.''

J.J. Barea missed a long 3 that would have given Dallas the lead, and Courtney Lee hit four free throws in the final 16.6 seconds to seal it.

Up 56-52 at halftime, New York built its lead to 73-63 midway through the third quarter before the Mavericks closed the quarter on an 8-2 run.

But after Harris' three-point play cut the lead to 77-74 with 11:27 to play, Dallas did not score again for five minutes as the Knicks built the lead back to 13.

TIP-INS

Knicks: Lee has made 43 free throws in a row, the second-longest streak in Knicks history. Chris Duhon made 44 in a row in 2008-09.

Mavericks: Matthews had 14 points and four Mavericks scored 11.

HARPER HONORED

The Mavericks retired Harper's No. 12, the third Dallas player to be so honored. Harper's jersey joins those of his former teammates Brad Davis (No. 15) and Rolando Blackman (No. 22) in the rafters. Harper played 12 seasons in a 16-year career with the Mavericks, ranking fourth in the team's history in points and first in assists and steals. Harper also made the NBA Finals with the Knicks in 1994 and is now the analyst on Mavericks' TV broadcasts.

''I kept looking up at Brad and Ro's numbers during the first half of the game and just thinking that I was going to be up there joining those guys. " Harper said after the game. ''When reality sets in, this is a big deal because not a lot of people get to have their jersey retired. It's an incredible honor.''

BATTLE OF THE ROOKIES

Harper wore No. 11 with the Knicks, and that jersey is now worn by rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina, the eighth pick in the 2017 draft. The Mavericks took Dennis Smith, Jr. with the next pick. Smith won the scoring battle on Sunday, 11 points to seven, and both players had five assists. Ntilikina added seven rebounds and was on the floor for most of the fourth quarter as the Knicks built their double-digit lead.

DOUBLE-DOUBLES

Kyle O'Quinn had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Enes Kanter added 13 points and 18 boards for the Knicks. Porzingis fell just two rebounds short of a double-double of his own.

UP NEXT

Knicks: Return home to play Chicago on Wednesday.

Mavericks: Host Orlando on Tuesday.

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Key Players
K. Porzingis
6 PF
H. Barnes
40 SF
34.7 Min. Per Game 34.7
18.6 Pts. Per Game 18.6
2.1 Ast. Per Game 2.1
6.6 Reb. Per Game 6.6
43.5 Field Goal % 45.2
43.9 Three Point % 45.3
84.2 Free Throw % 82.3
+ 2 Harrison Barnes made jump shot, assist by Dwight Powell 0:01
+ 1 Courtney Lee made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:07
+ 1 Courtney Lee made 1st of 2 free throws 0:07
  Personal foul on Devin Harris 0:07
  Defensive rebound by Lance Thomas 0:07
  Harrison Barnes missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:10
+ 1 Courtney Lee made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:16
+ 1 Courtney Lee made 1st of 2 free throws 0:16
  Personal foul on Devin Harris 0:16
  Defensive rebound by Courtney Lee 0:16
  J.J. Barea missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:19
Team Stats
Points 100 96
Field Goals 38-82 (46.3%) 35-92 (38.0%)
3-Pointers 6-16 (37.5%) 6-24 (25.0%)
Free Throws 18-20 (90.0%) 20-24 (83.3%)
Total Rebounds 64 43
Offensive 10 9
Defensive 49 31
Team 5 3
Assists 22 22
Steals 4 7
Blocks 6 2
Turnovers 16 7
Fouls 23 20
Technicals 1 0
29 PTS, 8 REB, 1 AST
25 PTS, 7 REB, 3 AST
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away team logo Knicks 19-21 33231925100
home team logo Mavericks 13-28 2527192596
Team Stats
away team logo Knicks 19-21 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Mavericks 13-28 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
K. Porzingis PF 22.7 PPG 6.6 RPG 1.2 APG 43.9 FG%
H. Barnes SF 18.9 PPG 6.1 RPG 2.0 APG 44.5 FG%
Top Scorers
K. Porzingis PF 29 PTS 8 REB 1 AST
H. Barnes SF 25 PTS 7 REB 3 AST
46.3 FG% 38.0
37.5 3PT FG% 25.0
90.0 FT% 83.3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Porzingis 38 29 8 1 0 1 2 3 9/25 3/5 8/8 0 8 38 +10
E. Kanter 25 13 18 1 1 0 4 2 6/13 0/0 1/2 7 11 30 +8
J. Jack 25 12 3 8 0 1 3 4 5/8 0/1 2/2 0 3 29 +6
C. Lee 34 11 5 2 0 0 1 0 3/10 1/4 4/4 0 5 19 -2
L. Thomas 25 2 4 0 1 0 1 2 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 4 6 +1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Porzingis 38 29 8 1 0 1 2 3 9/25 3/5 8/8 0 8 38 +10
E. Kanter 25 13 18 1 1 0 4 2 6/13 0/0 1/2 7 11 30 +8
J. Jack 25 12 3 8 0 1 3 4 5/8 0/1 2/2 0 3 29 +6
C. Lee 34 11 5 2 0 0 1 0 3/10 1/4 4/4 0 5 19 -2
L. Thomas 25 2 4 0 1 0 1 2 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 4 6 +1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. O'Quinn 22 15 11 3 1 1 1 4 6/7 0/0 3/4 2 9 33 -4
D. McDermott 23 9 2 1 0 0 1 4 4/8 1/3 0/0 0 2 12 -1
F. Ntilikina 25 7 7 5 1 2 2 3 3/8 1/2 0/0 1 6 25 -2
W. Hernangomez 6 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 2 -2
R. Baker 13 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 3 +6
J. Noah - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Sessions - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Beasley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Hardaway Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Hicks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Kornet - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Dotson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 100 59 22 4 6 16 23 38/82 6/16 18/20 10 49 197 +20
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
H. Barnes 36 25 7 3 0 0 3 1 10/22 3/5 2/2 2 5 35 0
W. Matthews 33 14 1 1 2 1 0 3 4/10 0/1 6/8 0 1 20 -6
D. Smith Jr. 24 11 3 5 2 0 0 3 5/14 1/2 0/0 1 2 26 -10
D. Nowitzki 22 5 5 1 0 0 1 2 1/7 0/3 3/3 1 4 11 -17
M. Kleber 19 0 4 0 1 1 0 2 0/3 0/2 0/0 3 1 6 -8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
H. Barnes 36 25 7 3 0 0 3 1 10/22 3/5 2/2 2 5 35 0
W. Matthews 33 14 1 1 2 1 0 3 4/10 0/1 6/8 0 1 20 -6
D. Smith Jr. 24 11 3 5 2 0 0 3 5/14 1/2 0/0 1 2 26 -10
D. Nowitzki 22 5 5 1 0 0 1 2 1/7 0/3 3/3 1 4 11 -17
M. Kleber 19 0 4 0 1 1 0 2 0/3 0/2 0/0 3 1 6 -8
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Barea 25 11 2 3 1 0 1 1 3/12 0/5 5/5 0 2 19 0
S. Mejri 22 11 7 1 0 0 0 0 4/5 0/0 3/3 2 5 20 +17
D. Harris 22 11 5 6 1 0 2 5 4/9 2/4 1/1 0 5 27 +12
Y. Ferrell 19 6 2 1 0 0 0 1 3/8 0/1 0/0 0 2 10 -4
D. Powell 14 2 4 1 0 0 0 2 1/2 0/1 0/2 0 4 8 -4
J. McRoberts - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Noel - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Curry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Motley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Finney-Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Collinsworth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 96 40 22 7 2 7 20 35/92 6/24 20/24 9 31 182 -20