Knicks Vs. Bulls Final Score: Chicago Defeats New York 104-99

It wasn't always pretty, but the Chicago Bulls rode a strong second half to a 104-99 victory over the New York Knicks at the United Center on Monday night. The win lifts Chicago to 35-9 overall, while the Knicks fall to 18-24. The Bulls have now won 10 of their last 11 games, while New York has lost six in a row.

It was again Derrick Rose who starred for Chicago, finishing with a game-high 32 points on 12-of-29 shooting. Rose also added seven rebounds and six assists. Center Joakim Noah also played we, finishing with 12 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three blocks. Taj Gibson had 15 points and 13 rebounds (eight offensive) for Chicago off the bench.

Carmelo Anthony scored 21 for New York, while teammate Amar'e Stoudemire had 20 points.

Rose hasn't thrown down many dunks for Chicago this season, but he had an impressive one-handed slam in the fourth quarter. Here's the video:

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