Found April 08, 2012 on
Two quarters. That's all the time it took for Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose to shake the rust off after a 12-game absence with a groin injury.
And two shots was all it took for Carmelo Anthony to spoil the reigning MVP's return to the floor.
'Melo scored a season-high 43 points on 16-of-31 shooting Sunday, outdueling Rose, who poured in 22 second-half points, in New York's 100-99 overtime win over the NBA-best Bulls.
Anthony knocked down four of his five 3-point attempts in the win, but none were more important than the final two, a pair of improbable, contested, gut-check jumpers that first tied and later won the game for a Knicks team teetering on the playoff bubble.
"On Easter Day it was great to watch," Knicks center Tyson Chandler said. "The Garden was pumping. And it was fun for me. I had a great view of some of the incredible plays that (Anthony) made."
Early on, it didn't appear as though the Knicks would need any late-ga...
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Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose said he would "more than likely" return from a groin injury for Sunday's game against the Knicks in New York.
The reigning league MVP has missed the past 12 games, the longest absence of his four-year career. He practiced fully Saturday and said he "felt good out there."
"My groin is not bothering me," Rose said...
Current NBA MVP -- Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose -- and his longtime girlfriend Mieka are expecting their first child.According to Terez Owens, the two are 7 1/2 months pregnant. Mieka little sister broke the news Saturday on her Twitter page, as she tweeted that she enjoys rubbing her sisters belly.Congrats to the couple.
Carmelo Anthony scored a season-high 43 points, making the go-ahead 3-pointer with 8.2 seconds left in overtime as the New York Knicks spoiled a rusty Derrick Rose's return to the lineup and beat the Chicago Bulls 100-99 on Sunday.
Rose scored 29 points after missing the previous 12 games with a strained right groin, but he shot only 8 of 26 from the field and missed a pair...
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Not too long ago disgruntled New York Knicks fans were calling for Carmelo Anthony to be traded. He was messing with the team’s chemistry. He was shooting too much. He was taking the ball out of Jeremy Lin’s hands. Lin and Amar’e Stoudemire each haven’t played since March 24th due to injuries. Anthony [...]
The performance Carmelo Anthony put on at Madison Square Garden today was the type that made you laugh at anybody who regretted giving up Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari and the immortal Timofey Mozgov. For all the headaches of the past season and a half, the Knicks victory over the Chicago Bulls, the de facto best team in the league, showed why the Anthony was...
On an Eastern afternoon when J.R. Smith was spraying errant shots all over the arenas, while Jeremy Lin watched from the bench in his finest Easter suit, Carmelo Anthony resurrected his crunch time heroic habits.The Knicks mounted a 10-0 run in the final 3:45 of regulation while Anthony scored the last seven points of regulation, including a pull up 27-foot