);
Dallas Mavericks

Dennis Smith Jr. records second career triple-double as Dallas Mavericks handle New York Knicks

dennis-smith-013019-ftr-getty.jpg
Dennis Smith Jr. (NBA Getty Images)

Luka Doncic made his Madison Square Garden debut on Wednesday, but it was Dennis Smith Jr. who stole the show.

In the Dallas Mavericks' 114-90 win over the New York Knicks, Smith scored 13 points, dished out a career-high 15 assists and pulled down 10 rebounds in 28 minutes of action. It was the second triple-double of his NBA career, the first coming early in his rookie season when he went for 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Smith's final assist was perhaps the most memorable, as it set Dirk Nowitzki up for his 12th point of the night, marking a new season-high for the future Hall of Famer. Nowitzki finished the game with 14 points.

As for Doncic, the rookie sensation posted 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists. He shot only 7-for-18 from the field, but he made a number of impressive plays, such as this 3-pointer to beat the buzzer...

...as well as this pass that set Dwight Powell up with an easy layup:

With the win, the Mavericks move to 23-27 on the season. They're now 18-7 at home and 5-20 on the road.

The Knicks, meanwhile, have the worst record in the NBA at 10-40.

More from NBA.com

#Mitchell
Takeaways: Mitchell stars, Jazz avoid sweep with Game 4 win
Benyam Kidane and Yash Matange
Igor Kokoskov
Phoenix Suns fire head coach Igor Kokoskov
Yash Matange
siakam-derozan-lillard-simmons.jpg
Key questions for Tuesday's Game 5s
Micah Adams
#Giannis
Player of the Night: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Benyam Kidane
Donovan Mitchell and Chris Paul
Jazz force Game 5, Bucks sweep Pistons
NBA.com Staff
antetokounmpo-irving-bucks-celtics-ftr.jpg
Bucks-Celtics series preview
Kyle Irving
More News