Dallas Mavericks (22-27, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. New York Knicks (10-38, 14th in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Wednesday, 7 p.m. Eastern
BOTTOM LINE: New York heads into the matchup against Dallas as losers of nine in a row.
The Knicks have gone 4-17 at home at the Madison Square Garden. New York is 3-22 in games decided by 10 points or more.
The Mavericks are 4-20 on the road. Dallas is 7-12 in games decided by 10 points or more. The Knicks won the last meeting between these two squads 118-106 on Nov. 2. Allonzo Trier scored 23 points to help lead New York to the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: Enes Kanter is shooting 54.1 percent and averaging 14.4 points. Tim Hardaway Jr. has scored 13.6 points and added 3.3 rebounds while shooting 32.3 percent over the last 10 games for New York.
Luka Doncic has averaged 20.5 points and 6.9 rebounds for the Mavericks. DeAndre Jordan has averaged 13.1 rebounds and added 11.8 points per game over the last 10 games for Dallas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mavericks: 4-6, averaging 107.2 points, 45.7 rebounds, 21.6 assists, 6.5 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 44.0 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting.
Knicks: 1-9, averaging 104.1 points, 41.1 rebounds, 19.1 assists, 9.2 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 42.6 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting.
Knicks Injuries: Luke Kornet: out (sprained left ankle), Kristaps Porzingis: out (knee), Emmanuel Mudiay: out (left shoulder).
Mavericks Injuries: J.J. Barea: out for season (lower leg).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.