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Mavs rookie's tip-in spoils Knicks comeback

DALLAS (AP) -- Josh Powell's tip-in with 5.7 seconds left lifted
the Dallas Mavericks to an 86-85 exhibition victory over the New
York Knicks on Friday night.

The Knicks had taken an 85-84 lead with 12.8 seconds remaining
when 5-foot-9 rookie Nate Robinson worked inside for the putback of
his own miss. Powell, a rookie from North Carolina State, crashed
the boards and put in Devin Harris' miss.

Jamal Crawford had a chance to win it for New York, but
airballed and 18-footer at the buzzer.

Josh Howard led Dallas with 21 points and eight rebounds. Jason
Terry added 17 points and Harris had 15 for Dallas (4-1).

Trevor Ariza scored 13 and Robinson had 12 to lead the Knicks
(1-3).

Dallas used a 13-2 fourth-quarter run capped by Harris'
3-pointer for a 71-63 lead with 6:15 remaining.

But the Knicks went in front 81-80 with 44.5 seconds left on
Ariza's layup.

After trailing by as many as 19 points in the second quarter,
Dallas opened the third period with a 12-0 run capped by Terry's
3-pointer to take a 45-44 lead.

The Knicks built a 40-21 lead with 7:05 left in the first half,
with Stephon Marbury's 3-point play completing a 13-3 run.

Mavericks center Erick Dampier (sore right hip) and guard Jerry
Stackhouse (sore right knee) missed the game.

New York was without guard Quentin Richardson (strained left
hamstring).