Carmelo Anthony had 23 points plus nine rebounds and six assists, Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah had big games against their former team, and the host New York Knicks beat the short-handed Chicago Bulls, 104-89, on Thursday night.
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 losing streak.
Dwyane Wade scored 22 for the Bulls, who were missing star swingman Jimmy Butler, Nikola Mirotic and Denzel Valentine, all because of illness. They dropped their third straight.
Rose went home to Chicago on Monday without telling the team,...