knicks 106, Celtics 104 Celtics lose see-saw season opener ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Eduardo Munoz/REUTERS The NBA tipped off the 2011-2012 season today with the clash between the Celtics and the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. eduardo munoz/REUTERS Outplayed throughout the first half, the Celtics came back and led by as many as 10 in the fourth quarter but lost, 106-104. kathy willens/associated press Knicks star Carmelo Anthony had key buckets down the stretch and finished with 37 points. ronald martinez/getty images In Dallas, the Mavericks' championship banner was raised before the game against the Miami Heat. ronald martinez/getty images The Heat dominated the Mavs, leading by as many as 35 points en route to a 105-94 win. mike stone/REUTERS LeBron James, notoriously ineffective in crucial moments of the NBA Finals, had 37 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists today. Danny Moloshok/REUTERS Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers faced the Chicago Bulls. mark j. terrill/associated press Derrick Rose, last year's MVP, drained a short jumper with under five seconds to play that eventually gave the Bulls an 88-87 victory. Alonzo Adams/associated press Dwight Howard drove past Kendrick Perkins as the Oklahoma City Thunder hosted the Orlando Magic. Alonzo Adams/associated press Kevin Durant dropped 30 points to lead theThunder past the Magic, 97-89. Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images Chris Paul netted 20 points and had nine assits in his debut with the Los Angeles Clippers against the Golden State Warriors. Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images Blake Griffin shot over the Warriors' David Lee as the renewed Clippers came away with the win, 105-86.