Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
NEW YORK (NBA.com exclusive) — No Jason Kidd and no Erick Dampier. No problem.
Even without Kidd (personal reasons) and Dampier (knee), the Dallas Mavericks hammered the Knicks, 128-78, at Madison Square Garden and handed New York its worst home loss and second-worst loss in franchise history.
“The last time I had a 50-point win? I don’t think I had a 50-point win. I don’t care if we won by one point. A win is a win,” said Dallas forward Shawn Marion, one of seven Mavericks in double-figures with 15 points.
The loss was so lopsided, Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni spent more time chuckling during his postgame press conference than expressing anger or frustration.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.