Jonah Ballow

I went for that pump fake and I’m at press row, a full section from the court.

Steve Popper

J.R. Smith, colder than a Texas Shiner Bock out of an ice box, takes about the worst shot he could - step inside the 3 - and hits it for OT.

Ian Begley

J.R. Smith was 1-for-10 entering the 4th quarter. He's hit 4 for 6 in the fourth, including that game-tying jumper with 0.9 seconds to play.

Chris Herring

JR throws up the most ridiculous of shots, and hits the 22-foot step back anyway. Wow. Tie game at 95.

Chris Herring

Fisher elected against calling timeout -- Knicks had one left -- and Dalembert ended up missing a potential go-ahead shot.

Scott Cacciola

Calderon doing everything for the Knicks tonight. Seven 3s. Terrific alleyoop to Stoudemire.

Jonah Ballow

What a play by Calderon. What a game from him. Nice to see his impact on the game.

Chris Herring

Fisher's end-of-game lineup is interesting. Kept Amar'e (7 TOs, 2-of-7 shooting) & JR (5 TOs, 4-of-15 shooting) out there over Shump.

Chris Herring

Amar'e has gone 1-on-1 against Tyson in the post at least four or five times and gotten the same result each time he tries.

Jonah Ballow

26 3-pt attempts for the #Knicks tonight. As I said earlier, I like this.

Jonah Ballow

With a hand in his face and no room to maneuver, Calderon drops his 7th 3-pointer and Knicks lead 89-88. Welcome back.

Steve Popper

Some Knicks players seemed to have the same expression that Tyson would have with Woodson - throwback!

Steve Popper

Journalist of the day: tracking Travis Wear +/- RT @Scott Cacciola: Stat o' the Day: Travis Wear is +8 in 3 minutes.

Scott Cacciola

Stat o' the Day: Travis Wear is +8 in 3 minutes.

Chris Herring

Interesting that Shumpert is still on the bench here. Has had an OK game offensively, and Ellis is tearing up Knick wing players.

Chris Herring

Curious as to whether Fisher will bring Pablo back as game winds down. He's 4-of-5 from three, while J.R. Smith is 1-of-10 from the field.

Jonah Ballow

#Knicks w/ 18 2nd chance pts tonight. Fisher talked about the importance of off. boards prior to the game.

Marc Berman

Mavericks shooting 4 of 25 from 3-point land tonight. That 3-point defense for #Knicks finally has set foot in Big D with Melo laid up.

Chris Herring

Similar to Rockets game, Knicks putting together some nice runs in Melo's absence. Have to finish, but have 77-71 lead here in Dallas.

Marc Berman

Only Tyson Chandler has showed up for Dallas tonight. Knicks up 6 points early in fourth quarter.

Al Iannazzone

Prigioni hit four threes in the third.

Alan Hahn

Overcoming very little production from the 2-spot, the PG position is 9 for 11 from 3PT. (Jose-5/7, Pablo-4/4). #Knicks

Chris Herring

Calderon and Prigioni have 27 points. Every one of them has stemmed from a 3-pointer.

Chris Herring

I say it once every year, but I really, really wish I couldve seen Prigioni play in his prime. The guy can score just fine when he wants to.

Jonah Ballow

Pablo is on fire from deep tonight. He just buried another long ball and is 4-4 for the night.

Al Iannazzone

Prigioni has hit three three-pointers in the third. The last one was a heat check from way deep and he drilled it.

Al Iannazzone

Pablo is just toying with the Mavericks

Chris Herring

PABLO OUTCHEA FLOURISHIN

Tina Cervasio

Right on cue, MSG.com pulls the archive of Kurt Thomas's last interview in #NBA ~Here's link: msg.com/teams/knicks.h… #Knicks

Steve Popper

Tyson Chandler has 17 rebounds with 3:08 left in the 3rd. I think they are all on J.R. Smith misses. He scouted that one.

Al Iannazzone

Tyson Chandler already has a season-high 17 rebounds.

Steve Popper

So Nets are only up 1 on Sixers in final minute. I wonder if Jason Kidd can get out of a contract and come coach them this year?

Chris Herring

Chandler with season-high 17 rebounds. Still 3:30 left in the 3Q.

Jonah Ballow

Calderon & Pablo lighting it up in Big D. They are a combined 7-of-8 from the arc. #Knicks

Chris Herring

Pablo, now 2-of-2 from deep, entered game hitting 63% (17-of-27) of his catch-and-shoot 3-pointers this season, per NBA.com

Steve Popper

Calderon (5-for-6) and Prigioni a combined 7-of-8 from beyond the arc.

Chris Herring

The Knicks' bigs have really poor catching skills.

Al Iannazzone

Jose Calderon is 5-of-6 from three tonight.

Tina Cervasio

Of course, I begged Kurt to talk. But I kinda like, that the last interview I did w Thomas ended up being his final game w #Knicks & career.

Chris Herring

Mavs shooting 3-of-18 from 3-point range

Steve Popper

Cuban: "We’ve got to respond because if we are who they say we are we better be who we are or we won’t be the team that they say we are."

Steve Popper

Fair warning - greatest (and only) existential Mark Cuban quote coming up now...

Tina Cervasio

Kurt Thomas who lives in DAL is here &right behind #Knicks bench. As always he has people in stitches & keeps yelling at me "no interviews"

Chris Herring

Jose Calderon has 94 double-doubles in his career. Only two of those have involved the rebounding category. Has 12 pts, 7 boards at half

Steve Popper

J.R. Smith was inserted into the starting lineup in place of Carmelo tonight. He is 0-7 shooting. I suppose Melo would have done better.

Steve Popper

#analysis RT @Andy Vasquez: Nets 72. Sixers 67. The Nets led by 20 in the first half. IMHO this would be a bad loss.

Ian Begley

Mark Cuban took a subtle shot at #Knicks coach Derek Fisher, who departed from Dallas after just 9 games in 2012: es.pn/11vNTzq

Al Iannazzone

Tyson Chandler has a double-double against the Knicks in the first half.

Steve Popper

JR next to Chandler on a free throw. Was watching to see if he'd untie his shoelaces, but no.

Chris Herring

J.R. Smith, starting in place of injured Melo, 0-for-7 in the first half. Has four assists, but can't buy a bucket.

Tina Cervasio

Carmelo updated a #Knicks official with the status of his back spasms &how he feels. We'll have everything for you on @MSGNetworks in a bit

Ian Begley

Carmelo says his back still feels "sore" and "stiff." Says he "couldn't move" after the Houston game: "I've never felt this way before."

Marc Berman

Carmelo through club PR man: "I've never felt this way before. Nothing happened (in Houston) that I can remember."

Steve Popper

Carmelo: "They said these things are hard to gauge - I just don't know how long I'll be out."

Jonah Ballow

This is the 1st time for Melo dealing w/ back spasms. He said, "I've never felt this way before."

Steve Popper

Mavs with a drug-fueled Thanksgiving video featuring Dirk dancing with a giant turkey mask on his head. Take that Charlie Brown.

Marc Berman

Through #Knicks spokesman, Melo said he's never had back spasms before. Wouldn't officially rule himself out of OKC but not walking well.

Chris Herring

Calderon with 12 points -- all off 3-point shots. Will be one of his biggest contributions to this team. Really is an elite shooter.

Ian Begley

Carmelo Anthony said his back is feeling a little bit better and Wednesday was the first day he's gotten to walk around a little bit.

Ian Begley

Carmelo Anthony said the #Knicks medical staff didn't give him a specific timetable for return: "I just don't know how long I'll be out."

Steve Popper

Carmelo: It's gotten a little bit better but today was the first day that I actually got to walk around a little bit."

Ian Begley

Carmelo Anthony on possibly playing Friday: "I just don't know. It's too far ahead for me to even think about right now."

Frank Isola

"Jim, can you talk about your two new obsessions, the D-League and Taylor Swift."

Marc Berman

Knicks handed oust Melo quotes. "These things are hard to gauge. I don't know long I"ll be out."

Frank Isola

If Mark Cuban gets to sit in with Mike Breen & Jeff Van Gundy, I say Jim Dolan gets equal time.

Alan Hahn

#Knicks winning battle of the boards, but you might not guess who is leading the way with 7.

Al Iannazzone

Two guys traded for each other are rebounding well tonight: Chandler has nine boards and Calderon, yes Calderon, has 7.

Jonah Ballow

#Knicks bench maintains lead. Starters back on the floor except Dalembert. Stoudemire remains at center.

Steve Popper

Fisher has had some questionable strategies, but holding Hardaway Jr accountable is something that wasn't done a year ago.

Steve Popper

Tim Hardaway Jr. just got another quick hook from Derek Fisher - who then gave him a talk as he went to the bench, looking none too happy.

Scott Cacciola

Calderon in his return to Dallas: 9 points and 6 rebounds in 10 minutes so far.

Scott Cacciola

Dirk just took a swipe at Jason Smith. Testy.

Jonah Ballow

Love that the #Knicks have taken 11 3-ptrs already tonight & we’re just a couple mins into the 2Q.

Chris Herring

I don't mind Jason Smith taking jumpers when he's wide-open. But Im not sure his midrange j's are ideal when there's a guy right in his face

Steve Popper

I feel like Lucy is about to pull the football away from them. RT @lpietig: @judybattista leading by 6!

Jonah Ballow

Dirk w/ just 2pts / 3 attempts in this first quarter.

Steve Popper

Knicks without Melo on ESPN. Choose wisely, America RT @judybattista: Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. ABC. Now. You're welcome.

Jonah Ballow

Looks like Fisher is going to stick w/ 3-guard lineup as Prigioni and Larkin check-in.

Marc Berman

Chandler has six points and eight boards in first 8:30. Going Kevin Love on Knicks. But Team Tyson down 5.

Chris Herring

Tyson has six points and eight rebounds in the first eight minutes of this game.

Steve Popper

Odder than the 3 3-pointers for Calderon in 7:34 is that he's taken 6 shots. And odder than that is that he has 5 rebounds.

Steve Popper

Tyson who? Calderon with his 3rd 3-pointer of the first quarter.

Frank Isola

As for Berman of the Post suggesting/guessing that this could cost Carmelo his season: "I don’t think it will be too long."

Frank Isola

Carmelo Anthony tells reporters: "I could barely walk or do anything yesterday so I’m doing a little better. I’m walking.’’

Chris Herring

Jose Calderon is a good shooter, I think.

Steve Popper

Chandler scores the first basket, because of course he does.

Chris Herring

Dalembert wins the tipoff vs Chandler, confirming once and for all that he's the superior center.

Steve Popper

Funny, but where are the 6 wins coming from? RT @Fred Kerber: So "76ers" represents how many games they are expected to lose, right?

Marc Berman

Just clarify: Carmelo is here to support teammates and get a little more treatment. Not playing. But flying to Oklahoma.

Marc Berman

More Carmelo as he enters: "“I could barely walk or do anything yesterday so I’m doing a little better. I’m walking.’’

Steve Popper

To be clear - Carmelo is not playing, but is just here in the arena in Dallas.

Chris Herring

Knicks will probably need to play really, really solid defense to beat certain teams now that Melo's out. And w/ their defense, ionomane...

Marc Berman

Carmelo as gingerly walks in: "I don’t think it will be too long. I think the spasms will go away. But I’m not going to play with spasms.’’

Steve Popper

So Derek Fisher said that Carmelo was not coming to the arena. Carmelo is in the arena. Now you see why Cuban was upset.

Marc Berman

Carmelo Anthony is in building walking gingerly but walking.

Steve Popper

Cuban asked about Fisher: "I'm more concerned with his health and welfare. I know how hard it is for him to fly and travel and be away."

Steve Popper

More NBA owner fun: Cuban took a little shot at Fisher, who walked away from Mavs to be by family in LA and then signed with OKC. ...