Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/22/12
DALLAS -- O.J. Mayo and Vince Carter combined for 52 points as the Dallas Mavericks escaped with a 114-111 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night at American Airlines Center. New York (7-2) had a chance to pull out the win with a furious rally down the stretch, but Carmelo Anthony's jumper with less than five seconds left came up short. Mayo scored 27, with Carter adding 25 off the bench. The Mavericks (7-6) needed the win to stay above .500 -- they haven't been below this season -- with the Los Angeles Lakers coming to town Saturday. New York was paced by Anthony, who scored 19 of his 23 in the second half. The Knicks have lost both of their games on the road this season, the other coming Nov. 16 at Memphis. New York is at Houston on Friday. The Mavericks scored 65 points in the second half, a stat that didn't sit well with New York. "We took a step backwards, and a lot of that was in our transition defense," Knicks coach Mike Woodson said. "But, hey, it's on...
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