No Derrick Rose, no problem for the Chicago Bulls. After blowing a double-digit game against the New York Knicks on Easter Sunday, Chicago earned a measure of payback by defeating the Knicks 98-86. The Bulls outscored the Knicks 25-10 in the second quarter to power the victory.
Richard Hamilton and Kyle Korver carried the second half for the Bulls. Hamilton had 18 points in the third to finish with 20 points in the game. Korver had 11 in the fourth and finished with 14. Luol Deng finished with 19 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.
Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points and had four steals to lead New York. J.R. Smith had 14 points for the Knicks. Iman Shumpert had 12 points for New York. Tyson Chandler had 10 points and 15 rebounds in the loss.
Rose sat out after suffering an ankle injury on Sunday against New York.