Minus ‘Melo, Knicks Fall in OT to Dallas
DALLAS (AP) — Tyson Chandler set season highs with 17 points and 25 rebounds against his former team Wednesday night, helping the Dallas Mavericks to a 109-102 overtime victory against the New York Knicks, who were missing Carmelo Anthony.
J.R. Smith, starting with Anthony sidelined by back spasms, was 1 of 10 from the field entering the fourth quarter. But he made a tying jumper with 0.9 seconds left in regulation.
Dirk Nowitzki had a season-high 30 points for Dallas.
Chandler put Dallas ahead for good on a dunk at 101-99 in his first game against New York since an offseason trade that brought him back to Dallas after three seasons with the Knicks.
Jose Calderon, the biggest name going New York's way in the six-player deal after one season with the Mavericks, matched a career high with seven 3-pointers for all of his 21 points.