Nate Robinson scores 35, Bulls end Knicks winning streakPosted by Inside Hoops
The win streak’s over. Bigger goals remain in play.
All the New York Knicks could do was shrug off this one.
Nate Robinson scored a season-high 35 points and the Chicago Bulls stopped another lengthy winning streak, rallying to beat New York 118-111 in overtime Thursday night and end the Knicks’ 13-game run.
”It’s over with,” coach Mike Woodson said. ”You can’t win them all.”
Carmelo Anthony missed a potential winner at the end of regulation, and Robinson took over down the stretch, scoring eight points in overtime to lift the Bulls to another streak-breaking win.
”It would have been nice if Melo knocks down that shot,” Woodson said. ”We could have walked out of here with a win. It didn’t happen.”
Jimmy Butler added 22 points, Luol Deng scored 16, and the Bulls busted a long run for the second time in about a two-week span, ending the Miami Heat’s 27-game streak - the second-longest in NBA history - on March 27.
They put the Knicks’ longest streak in nearly two decades to rest with a huge surge in the second half, offsetting Anthony’s 36 points…
Smith scored 28 points and Raymond Felton added 19, but the Bulls hung on down the stretch in OT to complete the four-game sweep.
– Reported by Andrew Seligman of the Associated Press