Chicago Bulls

Knicks beat Bulls with big games from Anthony, Rose, Noah

To Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, it didn't matter much that they were playing their former team.

At this point, the New York Knicks just needed to beat somebody.

Carmelo Anthony had 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists, Rose and Noah had big games against Chicago, and the Knicks beat the short-handed Bulls 104-89 on Thursday night.

"Tonight's game was because it was the next game," Rose said. "We were desperate to win and I'm just happy that we got the win."

Rose scored 17 points in his return to Madison Square Garden after skipping the last game here, and Noah finished with 12 points and 15 rebounds as the Knicks snapped a three-game...

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