Anthony Has 43, Knicks Tops Bulls in Rose's Return

Carmelo Anthony scored the final five points in overtime to pull out a thriller

By Brian Mahoney
|  Monday, Apr 9, 2012  |  Updated 6:36 AM EDT
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Carmelo Anthony (7) goes to the basket past Chicago Bulls' Carlos Boozer during the first half

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Carmelo Anthony scored a season-high 43 points, making the go-ahead 3-pointer with 8.2 seconds left in overtime as the Knicks spoiled a rusty Derrick Rose's return to the lineup and beat the Chicago Bulls 100-99 on Sunday.

Rose scored 29 points after missing the previous 12 games with a strained right groin, but he shot only 8 of 26 from the field and missed a pair of free throws with 19 seconds left in regulation and the Bulls ahead by three.

Anthony made a 3-pointer eight seconds later to tie it, and scored the final five points of the extra period as the Knicks pulled out a thriller in a possible playoff preview.

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