Knicks 108, Mavericks 85: Scenes from the most complete game of the season from the starting lineup

The New York Knicks crushed the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, rampaging to a 108-85 victory. The Mavericks had won six games in a row before tonight, and the Knicks kicked their ass on the opening point. Happy victory.

It was perhaps the most balanced game of the year for the starting lineup, which certainly has its share of criticism throughout the season. All five starters scored in double digits. The two stars were RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson, who dominated Dallas in very different ways.

We start with RJ, who led all scorers with 32 points on 13-22 shots (4-7 of three), plus a formidable defense over All-Star Luka Doncic. RJ scored 11 points on a 4-11 first-half shot – nothing special, especially the way RJ has been playing lately. But he came out in total control in the second half, scoring 11 more points in the third quarter as the Knicks really took the lead. He was direct money from the mid-range.

He also headed into the game with a ridiculous corner three.

As for Mitch, he intimidated Dallas’ undersized frontline, especially in the second half. Whenever the Knicks’ offense stalled, Mitch was there for a pullout. He finished with 19 points (on 9-10 shots) and 10 rebounds.

Frank Ntilikina even walked in at garbage time (and hit a knock). Everything is love tonight.

Recap to come.

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