Chicago: Richard Hamilton scored 20 points, Luol Deng added 19 and Chicago beat the New York Knicks 98-86 on Tuesday even though they were playing without their superstar point guard Derrick Rose again.
Hamilton had 18 points in the third quarter to help Chicago stay ahead after building a 12-point halftime lead. Kyle Korver added 14 points and three blocks, and the Bulls prevailed despite Carmelo Anthony's 29 points for New York.
"That's what I've been doing my whole career," Hamilton said. "But on this team, I've got to pick my moments. There are so many guys on this team that can score."