Carmelo Anthony finished with 19 and the New York Knicks beat the Dallas Mavericks, 92-80. New York (11-22) picked up the win after falling to the Houston Rockets on Friday.
Anthony went 6-16 from the field (1-3 on 3-pointers) and 6-8 from the free throw line. New York also got solid performances from Kenyon Martin with 14 points and 6 rebounds, Andrea Bargnani with 13 points and 6 rebounds, and Amare Stoudemire with 11 points and 7 rebounds. Despite the loss, Dirk Nowitzki put up 18 points for Dallas on 6-11 shooting from the field and 5-9 from the free throw line. He also recorded 9 rebounds. Jose Calderon contributed 12 points and 6 assists.
The Mavericks posted an eFG% of just 44.9%, including 23.1% from 3-point range. This year, they are 1-2 when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Knicks are 4-1 when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
Dallas (19-15) has now dropped consecutive games after losing to Los Angeles on Friday.
Coming up, the Knicks take on the Detroit Pistons, who are 14-20 on the season. The Mavericks go up against the Los Angeles Lakers, currently sitting at 14-19 this year. The Knicks are 0-1 versus Detroit this season. The Mavericks are 1-0 versus Los Angeles this season.