Carmelo Anthony made a clutch basket from well beyond the three-point arc. Dirk Nowitzki’s shot, though it was a bit closer in range, was even more dramatic. Nowitzki knocked down a long jumper as the buzzer sounded sending Dallas to a 110-108 victory over New York at Madison Square Garden Monday.
Anthony, who scored 40 or more points for the third time in four games after his 44-point effort, took a pass from Raymond Felton and hit a 26-footer to even things up at 108-108. That capped an 8-0 Knicks run in just 37 seconds. Trailing 108-100, Felton had a lay up and Tyson Chandler’s three-point play got the Knicks (21-36) to within 108-105. After Chandler stole the ball from Monta Ellis, Anthony capped his big night with the tying bucket.
Dallas (35-23), which has won six of its last seven road games, was led by Vince Carter, who hit 7 of 12 3-pointers for 23 bench points, Ellis’ 22 points and 20 points from Jose Calderon.
A look at the rest of Monday’s NBA action…
Milwaukee 130, Philadelphia 110
O.J. Mayo had 25 points off the bench to lead seven in double figures as the Bucks won in a matchup of the bottom two teams in the Eastern Conference.
Milwaukee (11-45), which won for just the fifth time in 27 road games, hit 57 percent of its field goal attempts (48 of 83) and 12 of its 21 three-point tries in scoring the most points and picking up its most-lopsided victory since a 131-102 triumph over Charlotte last April.
Mayo had his highest-scoring out put in 36 games, while Ersan Ilyasova added 20 points, Ramon Sessions had 16 and Brandon Knight and Khris Middleton each chipped in with 15 points.
For the 76ers (15-42), who lost their 11th straight overall and 10th in a row at home, Thaddeus Young led the way with a game-high 28 points.
Golden State 104, Detroit 96
The Warriors used a quick spurt in the fourth quarter to start their six-game road swing with their fourth consecutive victory.
Golden State (35-22) led just 95-94 after Detroit’s Greg Monroe converted a lay up with 4:11 left. But the visitors scored the next seven points - four coming from Stephen Curry - and led 102-94 at the 1:50 mark.
Curry and Klay Thompson each scored 19 points to lead Golden State, which won for the sixth consecutive time in the series. All five Pistons starters were in double figures, led by Monroe’s 23 points.
Detroit (23-34) last defeated Golden State in November, 2010.
Los Angeles Clippers 123, New Orleans 110
The visiting Clippers hit 57 percent of their three-point attempts in beating New Orleans for the fifth consecutive time.
Seven players for in double figures for Los Angeles (39-20), including Jamal Crawford (24 points, 7 of 12 on 3-pointers), Blake Griffin (22) and Chris Paul (19 points and 13 assists).
New Orleans (23-33) got 26 points and 11 rebounds from rookie Anthony Davis and 56 bench points, including 19 out of Alexis Ajinca.
Utah 110, Boston 98
The Jazz shot 55 percent from the field and cruised to a home victory.
Led by reserve Alec Burks, who made 8 of 12 field goals for 21 points, Derrick Favors (8 of 9 for 20 points) and Marvin Williams (8 of 10 for 19 points) the Jazz (20-36) snapped a six-game losing streak against the Celtics, winning for the first time in the series since a 110-97 victory in March, 2010.
Jeff Green and Kelly Olnyk scored 21 points each to lead Boston (19-39).