Posted November 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
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. But that almost wasn't enough against a Knicks team featuring Jason Kidd and Tyson Chandler, both members of Dallas' only NBA championship team just two seasons ago. Chandler had three three-point plays in a 21-10 spurt that followed for the Knicks, who had been the NBA's only one-loss team. The last of Chandler's three-point plays came with 1:37 left, when he was fouled by Carter making a basket and hit the free throw to get the Knicks within 112-109. After Carter threw up a wild shot at the ot...
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