Knicks top Mavericks; Grizzlies rout Pistons

The Sports Xchange/Reuters

Posted at Jan 06 2014 01:15 PM | Updated as of Jan 06 2014 09:15 PM

Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) shoots over New York Knicks power forward Andrea Bargnani (77) and small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the first half at the American Airlines Center. Photo by Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.

Knicks 92, Mavericks 80

New York forward Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Knicks completed a solid four-game road trip.

The Knicks (11-22) split their four-game road trip, but they went 2-1 against the Texas trio of the San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets and Dallas.

The Mavericks (19-15) dropped their fourth consecutive home game.

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Grizzlies 112, Pistons 84

Reserve forward Joe Leuer tied his career-high with 23 points and power forward Zach Randolph powered for 16 points and 16 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies blew out the Detroit Pistons.

It was the Grizzlies' (15-18) eighth consecutive win over the Pistons.

Power forward Greg Monroe had 19 points for the Pistons (14-20), who have lost four straight.