Tonight’s game is going to be a real test for the Mavs, but not in the way a game against the Warriors or Raptors, two upcoming opponents, will be.
Monday’s loss to the Pacers showed once again that no team in the league can be taken lightly, even if that team is missing its five top players from the year before. Dallas players used the word “embarrassing” to describe the loss after the game.
Well, here’s the Mavs’ chance to make things right, because the Knicks will likely be without superstar forward Carmelo Anthony, listed as doubtful after suffering back spasms two days ago. This league is full of crazy, coincidental occurrences that immediately make you remember the game before when all you’re trying to do is forget about it. If the Pacers were depleted, the Knicks are in even worse shape without Anthony.