National Basketball Association
New York 100, Chicago 99
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, April 8, 2012
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
#24 Mike Callahan, #75 Eric Dalen, #33 Zach Zarba
KNICKS 100, BULLS 99 (OT): Carmelo Anthony scored a season-high 43 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 8.2 seconds in overtime, as New York eked out a dramatic home win.
Anthony also nailed a 3-pointer with 11.2 seconds in regulation to force the extra session and rally the Knicks from a 10-point deficit after they had coughed up an early 21-point lead.
Rookie Iman Shumpert added 15 points, nine rebounds and six assists to help New York spoil Derrick Rose's return and move one game ahead of Milwaukee for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Rose, back in the lineup after a 12-game absence, scored 29 points to pace the Bulls, who still own an NBA-best 43-14 mark and 21-8 record away from home.
Chicago had seemingly completed the stunning comeback when Rose converted a four-point play and Taj Gibson hit a jumper for a 91-81 lead with 3:45 left in regulation.
New York responded with a 10-0 run to force overtime, taking advantage of two missed free throws each by Luol Deng and Rose, and tied it on Anthony's long 3-pointer.
Anthony got New York off to a spectacular start, hitting his first five shots in sparking his team to a 27-6 lead.
Chicago methodically chipped away and closed within 53-45 at halftime before Rose came alive in the third quarter.
The league's reigning MVP scored 14 points as the Bulls forged ahead 75-72 entering the fourth. Chicago outscored the Knicks 30-19 in the third and took its first lead with 35 seconds left.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Knicks center Tyson Chandler and Bulls forward Carlos Boozer each had 16 rebounds. ... The teams will meet again Tuesday in Chicago. The Bulls had their season-opening starting five on the floor for the first time since March 12 and only 11th time this season. They have gone 10-1 with that unit healthy. Chicago is 15-7 without Rose and went 8-4 during his 12-game absence. ... Knicks reserve forward Jared Jeffries also returned after sitting out eight games with a knee injury. ... New York improved to 11-3 since Mike Woodson replaced the fired Mike D'Antoni.
Top Game Performances
Derrick Rose 29
Carmelo Anthony 43
Derrick Rose 4
Iman Shumpert 6
Carlos Boozer 16
Tyson Chandler 16
Derrick Rose 9
||Free Throws Made
Carmelo Anthony 7
Ronnie Brewer 1
Iman Shumpert 4
Taj Gibson 4
Tyson Chandler 3
Team Stats Summary
New York will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Knicks have a W/L % of .586 after a win and .444 after a loss.
Chicago will play their next game at home against New York. The Bulls have a W/L % of .705 after a win and .923 after a loss.