Derrick Rose capped his first home game in more than a season by hitting a short baseline jump shot with five seconds left to give the Chicago Bulls an 82-81 National Basketball Association win against the New York Knicks.
The Knicks had rallied from a 10-point deficit at the start of the fourth quarter to take an 81-80 lead with 10 seconds remaining when Tyson Chandler made the second of two free throws.
Rose, who was the NBA’s Most Valuable Player three years ago and missed all of last season due to a knee injury, was 7-for-23 from the field while leading the Bulls with 18 points.
Carmelo Anthony had 22 points and Chandler had 19 rebounds for New York, which shot just 36 percent and hurt itself with 15 turnovers. The Knicks, who were best in the NBA last season with an average of 12 turnovers per game, had 13 turnovers in the first half last night at Chicago’s United Center.
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