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Knicks 104, Mavericks 97

New York Knicks' J.R. Smith celebrates after scoring

New York Knicks' J.R. Smith celebrates after scoring a basket during the first half against the Dallas Mavericks. (Feb. 19, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

Jeremy Lin added to his growing legend with 28 points and had a career-high 14 assists as the Knicks downed the Mavericks, 104-97.

Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks celebrates
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Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks celebrates a basket in the second half against the Dallas Mavericks with teammate J.R.Smith on Feb. 19, 2012.

Brendan Haywood of the Dallas Mavericks is challenged
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Brendan Haywood of the Dallas Mavericks is challenged by Amare Stoudemire of the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 19, 2012)

Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks celebrates
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Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks celebrates a basket in the second half against the Dallas Mavericks. (Feb. 19, 2012)

New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin, right, takes a
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New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin, right, takes a shot over Dallas Mavericks defense during the first half. (Feb. 19, 2012)

New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin celebrates in the
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New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin celebrates in the final moments of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks. (Feb. 19, 2012)

New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin, right, celebrates with
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New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin, right, celebrates with teammate Landry Fields in the last moments of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks. (Feb. 19, 2012)

Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks celebrates
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Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks celebrates a basket in the second half against the Dallas Mavericks. (Feb. 19, 2012)

Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks reacts
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Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks reacts with teammate Jared Jeffries during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 19, 2012)

Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks reacts
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Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks reacts reacts during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 19, 2012)

Shawn Marion #0 of the Dallas Mavericks lays
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Shawn Marion #0 of the Dallas Mavericks lays the ball up over Landry Fields #2 of the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 19, 2012)

Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks is
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Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks is guarded by Amare Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 19, 2012)

Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks lays
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Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks lays the ball up over Amare Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 19, 2012)

Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks
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Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks is guarded by Lamar Odom #7 of the Dallas Mavericks and Dominique Jones #20 of the Dallas Mavericks. (Feb. 19, 2012)

Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks lays
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Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks lays the ball up over Iman Shumpert #21 of the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. (Feb. 19, 2012)

New York Knicks' J.R. Smith celebrates after scoring
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New York Knicks' J.R. Smith celebrates after scoring a basket during the first half against the Dallas Mavericks. (Feb. 19, 2012)

New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin (17) tries to
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New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin (17) tries to move past Dallas Mavericks' Dominique Jones during the first half. (Feb. 19, 2012)

New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin, center, drives through
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New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin, center, drives through Dallas Mavericks' Vince Carter, right, and Dominique Jones during the first half. (Feb. 19, 2012)

New York Knicks' Landry Fields dunks the ball
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New York Knicks' Landry Fields dunks the ball on an assist from Jeremy Lin during the first half against the Dallas Mavericks. (Feb. 19, 2012)

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