Bulls extend Knicks losing streak to six

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Chicago's Derrick Rose dunks in the second half. The reigning NBA MVP scored 32 in the Bulls' win Monday.  CHARLES REX ARBOGAST/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Chicago's Derrick Rose dunks in the second half. The reigning NBA MVP scored 32 in the Bulls' win Monday.

CHICAGO — Derrick Rose scored 32 points as the Chicago Bulls beat New York 104-99 on Monday night, handing the Knicks their sixth consecutive loss.

Rose shot 12 of 29 from the floor and had six rebounds and seven assists as the Bulls got their 10th win in 11 games.

Taj Gibson had 15 points and a team-high 13 rebounds for Chicago, which outrebounded New York 56-38. The Bulls entered the game leading the league in rebounding margin.

Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 21 points and Amare Stoudemire added 20, but the two combined for just seven points in the fourth quarter as the Bulls pulled away.

Jeremy Lin had 15 points and eight assists for New York but shot just 4 of 11 from the floor and had little luck stopping Rose.


In San Antonio, Tony Parker scored 31 points in his return from a one-game absence to lead San Antonio to a victory over Washington.

Parker, who missed Friday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers with a strained right quadriceps, hit 13 of 18 shots and had seven assists. Tiago Splitter scored 17 points, Tim Duncan added 14, and DeJuan Blair had 11 points and 12 rebounds.

The Spurs extended their winning streak over the Wizards to 12.

BUCKS 105, NETS 99

In Newark, N.J., Brandon Jennings had 34 points, seven assists and seven rebounds as Milwaukee posted its third consecutive win.

Drew Gooden added 23 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as the Bucks rallied from an early 12-point deficit to beat New Jersey for the 10th consecutive time. Beno Udrih added 15 points and seven assists and Mike Dunleavy had 15 points, including a 3-pointer from the corner with 1:30 to go that opened a 10-point lead.

Kris Humphries had a career-high 31 points and 18 rebounds for New Jersey, which lost its second in a row without point guard Deron Williams.


In New Orleans, Gerald Henderson scored 15 points, rookie Bismack Biyombo blocked Trevor Ariza’s driving dunk attempt in the final seconds, and Charlotte held on for only its sixth victory this season.

Kemba Walker had 14 points, including 10 during a 22-5 run from late in the third quarter to midway through the fourth. Charlotte ended a three-game skid but still has the league’s worst record at 6-34.

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