Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Vince Carter scored 14 of his season-high 25 points in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks held off a late surge by the New York Knicks surge to earn a 114-111 win at American Airlines Center.
Carter drained 5-of-10 from behind the arc and O.J. Mayo scored a game-high 27 points for the Mavericks, who bounced back after losing to Golden State in overtime on Monday. Darren Collison added 19 points and seven assists in the win.
In their second loss of the season, Carmelo Anthony paced the Knicks with 23 points, but missed a jumper in the final seconds that would have given New York the lead.
In his return to Dallas, New York's Jason Kidd notched a season-best 17 points. He also finished with six rebounds, five assists and five steals.
Tyson Chandler recorded a double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds in the defeat.