Once they outlasted Kyrie Irving, the New York Knicks could turn their attention to the next point guard coming to Madison Square Garden.

Even Linsanity shouldn't be as tough to deal with as the guy wearing the black mask Saturday night.

Raymond Felton scored 25 points, Tyson Chandler had 23, and the Knicks overcame Irving's career-high 41 points and the absence of Carmelo Anthony in a 103-102 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Knicks won their fourth straight when Anderson Varejao missed the second of two free throws with 1 second left.

Anthony, the NBA's No. 2 scorer, missed the game after spraining his left ankle Thursday in a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. But Chandler scored 21 in the second half and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Felton and Jason Kidd combined for 15 assists.

It almost wasn't enough thanks to Irving, who had no problems wearing a black protective mask after breaking a bone in his face on a hard fall Friday night against Milwaukee.

"When a guy gets that hot, there's nothing you can really do, other than just stay in front of him and make him take tough shots, which he did. He just hit great shots and we still got the win, though," Felton said.

The Knicks hope Anthony can play Monday against Houston in Jeremy Lin's return to Madison Square Garden, where the undrafted rookie from Harvard became a fan favorite last season and played his way into a big contract with the Rockets.

"He did an excellent job of bringing a lot of cheer. He brought a lot of great vibes to the city and just the arena in general. I had a fun time playing with him," Chandler said. "So I don't know what his reception is, but whatever it is he's on the other side now, so he has to pay for that."

Timberwolves 114, Mavericks 106: It was as if Ricky Rubio had never left.

Zipping passes between his legs for the first time in nine months, Rubio had nine assists and eight points in 18 minutes to help host Minnesota to an overtime victory over Dallas.

Andrei Kirilenko scored five of his 14 points in overtime while Rubio watched from the bench because of a minutes restriction on his surgically repaired left knee.

"I didn't feel nothing in the knee," Rubio said. "I feel 100 percent. I have some issues in other parts now but it's just like a normal thing."

Nikola Pekovic scored 21 points for the Timberwolves, who won despite playing without All-Star Kevin Love because of an illness.

O.J. Mayo and Derek Fisher each scored 20 points for the Mavericks, who led by 13 early before Rubio came off the bench for the first time since he tore the ACL and LCL in his left knee in March.

"He brings us all energy, man. No words can really describe it," forward Derrick Williams said. "You've just got to feel it out there on the court."

Clippers 111, Bucks 85: Matt Barnes scored 21 points, Blake Griffin had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Los Angeles routed host Milwaukee for its ninth consecutive victory.

Monta Ellis went 4 for 14 from the floor in scoring 13 points for the Bucks.

Bulls 83, Nets 82: Joakim Noah had 12 points and 10 rebounds and helped force a key turnover as host Chicago rallied to defeat Brooklyn.

Nets star Deron Williams missed a jumper that would have tied it in the finals seconds. Brook Lopez had 18 points and 10 rebounds in 25 minutes for Brooklyn.