The Mavericks were burned for 31 points by Carmelo Anthony on Friday as the Knicks picked up a 104-94 win at Madison Square Garden.
New York won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 198.5.
New York got 22 points from J.R. Smith and another 13 points from Ronnie Brewer. Raymond Felton contributed 9 assists, while Tyson Chandler cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
The Mavericks got a 23-point performance from O.J. Mayo, who was supported by 15 points from Vince Carter. Darren Collison had 8 assists in a losing cause for Dallas, while O.J. Mayo grabbed 7 rebounds.
New York trailed at halftime, 57-55.
Dallas had a 50-43 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Next game, New York takes its act on the road to face Orlando looking for another win. For Dallas, they head on the road to face Charlotte.