Tyson Chandler receiving his championship ring was the only highlight of the night for any Knick

Keywords: tyson chandlers, mavericks, champions, carmelo anthony, bench

While the night started with former Mav Tyson Chandler finally getting his championship ring, It was the rest the current Dallas stars who would be celebrating come the end of the evening. The Knicks were off to yet another listless start, something we have seen quite often since the return of Carmelo Anthony. Melo had an absolutely dreadful game, only hitting 2-12 shots while picking up just 6 points. The Knicks did make a comeback, but in hindsight it was a troublesome one. The bench of the Knicks was the group getting New York back in the game, not the starters.

 

Steve Novak, per usual, helped lead the Knicks comeback off the bench. Four shots made from downtown got him 13 points, an average Novak night. Iman Shumert played sensational defense after leaving the pine, he forced 3 steals and forced many poor shots from the Mavs. The defensive effort of Shumpert is important to note considering how awful Jeremy Lin has been on the defensive side of the ball. Is a shake up of the starters necessary, or do they just need some more time to gel?