NEW YORK — Dirk Nowitzki’s 19-foot jumper bounced up and then fell in as time expired, giving the Dallas Mavericks a 110-108 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday night.
The Mavericks blew an eight-point lead in the final 90 seconds, then pulled out their third straight victory when Nowitzki’s jumper that seemed to have missed instead fell through.
Carmelo Anthony had 44 points and nine rebounds for the Knicks. He played strong defense on the Mavericks’ final possession, but was left standing in disbelief long after the buzzer after Nowitzki’s shot appeared to hit the backboard first, then the front rim, then bounced up before dropping.
Vince Carter scored 23 points and Monta Ellis had 22 for Dallas, which has won nine of 11 and is a season-best 12 games over .500.
Bucks 130, 76ers 110
PHILADELPHIA — O.J. Mayo made seven 3-pointers and scored 25 points, Ersan Ilyasova added 20, and the Milwaukee Bucks placed seven players in double figures.
Ramon Sessions had 16 points, Khris Middleton and Brandon Knight scored 15 each, and Giannis Antetokounmpo posted 13 for the Bucks (11-45), who own the NBA’s worst record. John Henson chipped in 12 points for the Bucks, who had their highest scoring game of the season.
Philadelphia (15-42), which owns the league’s second worst record, has lost 21 of 24 and 10 straight at home. It is the club’s longest skid since a 12-game losing streak during the 1996-97 season.
Thaddeus Young led the 76ers with 28 points, Michael Carter-Williams added 20, Tony Wroten had 19, and James Anderson scored 13.
Warriors 104, Pistons 96
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Stephen Curry had 19 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors clamped down on the Detroit Pistons.