The Chicago Bulls got past a tough challenge down the stretch in pulling off a 105-102 victory over the New York Knicks on Thursday night. A potentially game-tying three-point attempt by Carmelo Anthony missed in the final seconds of the game to secure the win.
With under three minutes left in the game, the Bulls had a 99-92 lead, but an 8-2 run by the Knicks down the stretch put on the pressure. Kyle Korver knocked down a pair of key free throws, though, and New York couldn't quite make the necessary long distance shots. Chicago had things going on offense in Madison Square Garden, shooting 53 percent from the field and 6-of-13 from three-point range.
Derrick Rose had another big scoring game, lighting up the Knicks for 32 points and 13 assists. Carlos Boozer and Korver were also key, adding 16 points apiece to allow the Bulls to keep pace offensively. Amare Stoudemire had his biggest game of the season, putting up a season-high 34 points. The Knicks also got 26 points from Carmelo Anthony and 17 points from Landry Fields.
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