Mavericks hold on for 114-111 win over Knicks

Mavericks hold on for 114-111 win over Knicks
November 21, 2012, 11:12 pm
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New York Knicks ll forward Carmelo Anthony (7) strips the ball away from Dallas Mavericks' Elton Brand (42) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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DALLAS (AP) O.J. Mayo scored 10 of 27 points over the final six minutes of the third quarter, when Dallas charged ahead, and the Mavericks held on for a 114-111 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.

Mayo put Dallas ahead to stay with a 17-foot fadeaway jumper with 43 seconds left in the third quarter to break an 80-all tie. That was part of a 20-8 spurt to end the period against the Knicks (8-2).

Vince Carter had 25 points, including a floater with 6 minutes left that made it 102-90.

The Knicks then had a 21-10 spurt, getting within 112-111 on two free throws by Jason Kidd with 1:15 left.

But Carmelo Anthony, who had 23 points, was short on a potential go-ahead jumper with 4 seconds left.