Bulls 108, Knicks 101: Luol Deng scored 21 of his season-high 33 points in the first half and Carlos Boozer added 17 as visiting Chicago beat New York for the fourth straight time.
Deng finished 13-of-18 from the field for the Bulls, who have won four of five overall. Richard Hamilton scored 14 points and Taj Gibson and Marco Belinelli each added 12 off the bench.
Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 39 points to go with eight rebounds and five assists for the Knicks after missing Thursday's loss to Indiana while serving a one-game suspension. Tyson Chandler grabbed 18 rebounds for New York, which has dropped three straight for the first time all season.
The Bulls ran out to a double-digit lead in the first eight minutes and cruised from there. They never trailed and took a 57-36 lead into halftime before coasting to the finish.
Chicago led 101-80 with less than four minutes left, but the Knicks used a 41-point fourth quarter to claw back within five before running out of time.GAME NOTEBOOK:
The Knicks dropped to 4-4 in the second game of back-to-back sets and lost both ends for the first time this season. … The Bulls improved to 10-5 on the road, including a 9-1 mark against Eastern Conference teams. … Anthony started the game 1-for-10 from the field but finished 14-for-32, including 4-for-9 from 3-point range.