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Bulls stop Knicks

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

CHICAGO — Nate Robinson led the way with 35 points as the Chicago Bulls used a balanced attack to beat New York 118-111 in overtime on Friday, snapping the Knicks' 13-game NBA win streak.

Robinson also drained five three-pointers for the Bulls who spoiled another superb scoring performance by Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony.

A half dozen Bulls reached double figures in scoring, including Jimmy Butler and Carlos Boozer, who each recorded double-doubles with 22 points and 14 rebounds, and 13 points and 15 boards respectively.

Luol Deng chipped in with 16 points for the Bulls, who became the second team in league history to halt two 13-plus win streaks in the same season, joining the 1990-91 Phoenix Suns.

Late last month, Chicago snapped the Miami Heat's dynamic 27-game winning streak.

Deng, who had missed the previous two games due to injury, also had eight rebounds, while Richard Hamilton and Kirk Hinrich had 14 and 11 points, respectively.

Anthony scored 36 points and extends his 36-point-plus scoring streak to six games. The last player to achieve that was the Lakers' Kobe Bryant, who had nine straight games of 36-plus in 2003.

J.R. Smith finished with 28 points and 14 rebounds, while Anthony grabbed a season-high 19 rebounds for the Knicks, who defeated Washington on Tuesday to clinch the Atlantic Division title for the first time since 1994.

New York was hoping for its longest winning streak since a 15-game run in 1994.

The Knicks quickly opened up a big lead on a 23-6 run before the Bulls chipped their way back into the contest by closing the first quarter on a 17-7 run of its own to slash the deficit to 30-23.