New York had its chances in the final minute. Anthony drove to the basket and drew some contact. There was no foul called, even as he stopped and held his chin and mouth.
While Anthony was slow up the court, Collison's missed badly with 24 seconds left. The Knicks called timeout, and Anthony had time to recover, but came up short on a 15-footer. He then fouled out, and Dahntay Jones sank two free throws.
"With the ball in (Anthony's) hands, we'll live and die with that every time," Felton said.
With about 2½ minutes left after consecutive offensive rebounds by Chandler, Anthony made a spinning move. He threw the ball up and in, but the basket was nullified when he was called for a charging foul against Carter.
Chandler got a nice ovation during pregame introductions, and that was topped by the reception Kidd got when he was the last New York starter introduced.
"It was great. Dallas has the best fans," Kidd said. "The warm welcome is always appreciated. But I know they were cheering for us to lose."
Kidd had an assist on Felton's 3-pointer to start the game, and there were a handful of boos from the crowd when Kidd made an early 3-pointer that put the Knicks up 8-3. There were a few "airball" chants when he came up well short on another 3-pointer right after that.
The Knicks had a 23-13 lead with Felton drove for a layup with 4:27 left in the first quarter. Dallas then scored 11 consecutive points in less than 2 ½ minutes, going ahead 24-23 on Mayo's driving layup.
Steve Novak made a 3-pointer with just under a minute left in the first, and the Knicks didn't trail again until late in the third.
NOTES: Anthony has led New York in scoring in nine of its 10 games. ... F Troy Murphy got his first start in 11 games since joining Dallas. He played nearly 18 minutes, but didn't return after halftime because of an upper respiratory illness. Murphy made two free throws and had five rebounds. ... Mavs rookie Jae Crowder, after not playing Monday night, matched his career high 12 points. ... During a timeout in the third quarter, a Mavericks fan made a halfcourt shot to win a 60-inch HD TV. He had already made a free throw for a Blu-ray player and a 3-pointer for a surround sound system.