We’ve seen it time and time again, Derrick Rose is back at it hitting big shots for the Chicago Bulls.
The Bulls let a 10 point lead go at about the half way point of the fourth quarter after a 10-0 Knicks run over about four and a half minutes.
Enter Derrick Rose.
Rose had the ball with about 16 seconds left and drove baseline on his defender. He attempted a floater over multiple defenders and somehow got it go in the hoop. Those two points were two of 18 that Rose totaled for the evening.
Luol Deng chipped in 17 points and had six assists while Carlos Boozer added 14 and Jimmy Butler had 11 along with 10 rebounds. Joakim Noah looked like himself again as he pulled down 15 rebounds.
For the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony led the way with 22 points on 8-24 shooting. Ray Felton and Tim Hardaway Jr. were the only other Knicks in double figures with 13 and 10 respectively.
Both teams struggled shooting the ball. The Bulls were able to muster 40% from the field, but shot just 19% from long distance. However, they did manage to hit 90% of their free throws.
The Knicks shot an even worse 36% from the field, but 38% from behind the arc.
Both teams now move to 1-1 on the young season.
The Bulls will be back in action on Saturday night as they travel to Philadelphia to take on the 76ers. The 76ers surprised some people in their first game on Wednesday as they defeated the Miami Heat. Clearly there won’t be any laying down from this team. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT at the Wells Fargo Center.