Chicago Bulls could have finished the game in favor of their team when they had the chance. But the chance was give to the Knicks to overthrown the Bull’s fight. It was Carmelo Anthony who had 43 points and among the other players; Chandler (16 rebounds), Shumpert (15 points), Smith (14 points), Stoudemire and Lin who still kept their composure and confidence to win this game. The Bulls trailed by 21 in the first quarter, fought back to lead by 10 in the fourth, then lost for the third time in four games despite having their starting five together for only the 11th time this season. Their NBA-best record fell to 43-14.
Bull’s lack of confidence and merely allowing their opponent to win. Between the game, Knicks were down 10 but Smith made a 3 points shootout followed by Anthony by scoring four in a row to make them at the advantage side of 91-88. Further, Deng missed two free throws and Steve Novak’s attempt of tying 3-point is just like a suicide.
Rose missed it with 19 seconds to go and took a pair of four-point leads on with remaining time of 2:51. Anthony gave the Knicks a 100-99 lead with 8.2 seconds remaining and the Bulls had trouble getting into their offense on the final possession, with Rose forced to shoot and miss a tough runner as time expired.