A former University of Tennessee basketball player was in action in the NBA on Friday night, while another was on the inactive roster with a nagging minor injury.
In Dallas, the Mavericks dropped a 117-109 decision in New York at the American Airlines Center.
Former volunteer Josh Richardson scored 14 points, had four rebounds and distributed four assists for the Mavericks (30-25).
Richardson started and played 33 minutes against the Knicks (30-27). He had two interceptions and a pair of blocks. The old Vol was 6 for 12 on the field and 2 for 5 beyond the 3-point arc.
Meanwhile in Philadelphia, the 76ers outlasted the Los Angeles Clippers, 106-103, at the Wells Fargo Center.
Former Flight Tobias Harris, however, was inactive for the game against his former team. He missed the competition due to pain in his right knee.
He was one of three Philadelphia players declared inactive on Friday night.
Seth Curry (left hip flexor stiffness) and Dwight Howard (left knee pain) were also absent.