Knicks rally past Bulls in Rose and Noah’s homecoming
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.