Final

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 10/16

Game 1: Sunday, October 16th
Mavericks104Final
Knicks102
Game 2: Friday, October 21st
Knicks85Final
Mavericks86

Knicks 85

(1-3, 1-1 away)

Mavericks 86

(4-1, 1-0 home)

    Coverage: MSG

    7:30 PM ET, October 21, 2005

    American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

    1 2 3 4 T
    NY 23 21 9 3285
    DAL 14 19 23 3086

    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).

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