Knicks roll after halftime lineup change, beat Mavs 93-77

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks in action against the Brooklyn Nets during the second half at Madison Square Garden on November 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK (AP) Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis each scored 24 points, and the New York Knicks rolled after a halftime lineup change and beat the short-handed Dallas Mavericks 93-77 on Monday night.

The Knicks benched Joakim Noah, their $72 million free-agent signing, starting guard Justin Holiday and moving Porzingis to center in a small lineup. They responded by scoring 31 points in the third quarter after managing just 36 in an ugly first half.

Anthony scored 17 in the third quarter and 20 in the second half after shooting 1 for 6 in the first half. Porzingis finished with 11 rebounds.