Knicks Vs. Mavericks Halftime Score: Jeremy Lin, J.R. Smith Help New York Earn 48-45 Advantage

Jeremy Lin has tallied a team-best 12 points and dished out five assists, while newly acquired forward J.R. Smith made three first-quarter 3-pointers for a total of nine points to help the New York Knicks earn a 48-45 halftime advantage over the Dallas Mavericks in a inter-conferee NBA game at Madison Square Garden.

Smith, who just signed a few days ago and was questionable to play Sunday, made an immediate impact making three of his five 3-point attempts, the last giving the Knicks a 27-18 advantage with 2:16 to go in the first quarter.

Meanwhile, Lin seems to be doing everything right and doing so while committing just one turnover.

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Landry Fields has added 11 points for New York, while Mavs' star forward Dirk Nowitzki has tallied a game-best 14 points on 5 of 10 shooting.

Meanwhile, Knicks veteran guard Baron Davis has yet to see the floor and may do so only during garbage-time minutes.

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