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Como se dice 'defense'?

DALLAS -- It's El Noche Latina at the AAC tonight, which explains the Spanish on the uniforms.

Defense apparently got lost in translation for the Mavs.

The Knicks have a 30-25 lead after the first quarter due primarily to their 56 percent shooting from the floor. It's one thing for Al Harrington, who has been a good NBA scorer for years, to have seven points in the first quarter. But Toney Douglas?! That dude doesn't even average seven points per game.

The Mavs made up for a miserable defensive start the other night against the Nets. They'll try to do the same against another awful team tonight.