Rose floater lifts Bulls to 82-81 win over Knicks
October 31, 2013 (AP) – Derrick Rose made a baseline floater with 5.7 seconds left to lift the Chicago Bulls (1-1) to an 82-81 victory over the New York Knicks (1-1) on Thursday night in his first home game since he injured his left knee 18 months ago.
Rose had 18 points on 7-of-23 shooting and committed four turnovers. But there was no doubt who was getting the ball after Tyson Chandler went 1 for 2 at the line to give New York an 81-80 lead with 10.8 seconds remaining.
The speedy point guard, who was a game-time decision for his return due to a sore neck, got the ball on the wing and drove to the baseline for the go-ahead basket, drawing a standing ovation from the delirious crowd at the United Center.
New York had one last chance but Carmelo Anthony missed a long jumper.
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