The Knicks got a 28-point performance from Jeremy Lin, who added 14 assists as New York ran past Dallas 104-97 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
Bettors who backed the Knicks were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 2 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 186.5.
J.R. Smith had 15 points for New York and Tyson Chandler chipped in with 14 points. Jeremy Lin had 14 assists for the Knicks, while Tyson Chandler was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.
The Mavericks got a 34-point performance from Dirk Nowitzki, who was supported by 14 points from Shawn Marion. Jason Terry had 6 assists in a losing cause for Dallas, while Shawn Marion grabbed 7 rebounds.
New York led at halftime, 48-45.
Dallas won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-40.
New York looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Nets. The Mavericks will aim to get back on the winning track vs Boston.