Robinson scores 35 to carry Chicago
The winning streak is over. Bigger goals remain in play. All the New York Knicks could do was shrug off this one. Nate Robinson scored a...
AP Sports Writer
CHICAGO — The winning streak is over. Bigger goals remain in play.
All the New York Knicks could do was shrug off this one.
Nate Robinson scored a season-high 35 points and the Chicago Bulls stopped another lengthy winning streak, rallying to beat New York 118-111 in overtime Thursday night and end the Knicks' 13-game run.
Carmelo Anthony missed a potential winner at the end of regulation, and Robinson took over down the stretch, scoring eight points in overtime to lift the Bulls to another streak-breaking win.
Jimmy Butler added 22 points, Luol Deng scored 16 and the Bulls busted a long run for the second time in about a two-week span, ending the Miami Heat's 27-game streak — the second-longest in NBA history — on March 27.
They put the Knicks' longest streak in nearly two decades to rest with a huge surge in the second half, offsetting Anthony's 36 points.
"For us, we're not focused on stopping streaks," said Robinson, the former Huskies star from Rainier Beach High School. "We're just trying to get better as a team going into the playoffs."
Robinson appears to be in gear. He's scored 18 or more in four straight games.
• Kevin Durant had 31 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists to help the Oklahoma City Thunder regain the Western Conference's best record with a 116-97 victory over the host Golden State Warriors. The Thunder (58-21) moved a half-game ahead of idle San Antonio and owns the tiebreaker over the Spurs.
• The New Orleans Hornets said overall top draft choice Anthony Davis will miss their final three games because of his left-knee injury.
• The Dallas Mavericks won't make the playoffs for the first time since 2000 after the Los Angeles Lakers beat Portland late Wednesday.