Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/17/14
DALLAS - It is impossible to have pulled up a chair for Wednesday's Thanksgiving Eve meeting between the Mavs and the visiting Knicks and not experience some melancholia. But in the end - a Mavs 114-111 thriller of a victory - it was also impossible to not experience some mirth. With Tyson Chandler and Jason Kidd flanking a superstar forward, the New York Knicks represent for the Mavericks what was ... and what might have been again. Yet minus their own star forward, Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas managed to outlast the Knicks, hanging on for a 114-111 victory at the American Airlines Center. The replacements of Chandler and Kidd, Chris Kaman and Darren Collison, respectively, have shone brightly at times this season. However, Chandler once again reminded all in attendance why he merits the title of Greatest Maverick Center Ever, with 21 points, 13 rebounds and boundless athleticism. Chandlers departure remains one of the most controversial moves of the Cuban Era Mavericks and despite any...
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