Knicks rally past Bulls in Rose and Noah’s home­com­ing

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

Der­rick Rose tried watch­ing the video trib­ute to him and Joakim Noah dur­ing a firstquar­ter time­out in their re­turn to Chicago on Fri­day night.

Noah, though, would have none of it.

“I watched some of it, but Jo was telling me to stay fo­cused,” Rose said. “I had to lis­ten to my big brother at that time.” Stay fo­cused they did. Per­haps in­spired by the emo­tional home­com­ing, the New York Knicks shrugged off their early sea­son strug­gles for a 117-104 vic­tory over the Bulls.

Kristaps Porzingis had 27 points and Carmelo An­thony added 25 to help New York (2-3) snap a two-game los­ing streak. The night, though, be­longed to the for­mer Bulls. Rose, Chicago’s first-round draft pick in 2008, fin­ished with 15 points and 11 as­sists (five in the fourth quar­ter), while Noah, a 2007 first-rounder, had 16 points and nine re­bounds.

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