CHICAGO — 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 and end the Knicks’ 13-game run.
Robinson came up big down the stretch, scoring eight points in the extra period.
Jimmy Butler added 22 points, Luol Deng scored 16, and the Bulls busted a long streak for the second time in about a two-week span, ending the Miami Heat’s 27-game run – the second-longest in NBA history – on March 27.
• Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says the team has not set a deadline for Derrick Rose to return from his knee injury.
Rose tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during last year’s playoff opener against the Philadelphia 76ers. His comeback remains the biggest story surrounding the team.
Thibodeau keeps saying Rose is close and there’s “no drop-dead date,” adding “whenever he’s ready, he’s ready.”
The former MVP wasn’t ready to play Thursday.
HEAT: Dwyane Wade plans to return to the Miami Heat lineup tonight, when the reigning NBA champions play host to the Boston Celtics.
Wade has missed Miami’s past six games while dealing with knee and ankle issues. Wade tells The Associated Press that doctors discovered three separate bone bruises around his right kneecap, but that rest and treatment has largely taken care of the problem.
Wade says he isn’t sure how much he will play against Boston. Standings-wise, the game means nothing to the Heat, who will finish the regular season with the best record in the NBA and have home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.
The Celtics plan to play without Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, both of whom are dealing with left ankle soreness.
HORNETS: Will sit overall top draft choice Anthony Davis for their final three games because of his left knee injury.
The 6-foot-10 rookie forward was hurt when he collided with Marcus Thornton during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night’s loss at Sacramento.
The Hornets say Davis was diagnosed Thursday with a sprained medial collateral ligament and bone bruise in his knee and that further evaluation and an MRI showed no additional structural damage.
Davis has averaged 13.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 28.8 minutes per game this season.