Another streak ends in Chicago as Bulls beat Knicks in OT

10:32 PM, Apr 11, 2013   |    comments
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Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Nate Robinson scored 35 points and nailed five 3-pointers to lead six Chicago players in double figures as the Bulls ended the New York Knicks' 13-game winning streak with a 118-111 overtime victory on Thursday.

Jimmy Butler and Carlos Boozer each recorded double-doubles with 22 points and 14 rebounds and 13 points and 15 boards, respectively, for the Bulls, who became the second team to snap two 13-plus game winning streaks in the same season (Suns in 1990-91). Chicago also ended the Miami Heat's impressive 27- game win streak on March 27.

Luol Deng, who had missed the previous two games due to injury, supplied 16 points and eight rebounds, while Richard Hamilton and Kirk Hinrich had 14 and 11 points, respectively, in the victory.

Carmelo Anthony scored 36 points and has a six-game streak of netting at least that many points. Kobe Bryant is the last player to accomplish such a feat, doing so in nine straight games in 2003.

J.R. Smith added 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, while Anthony pulled down a season-high 19 boards for the Knicks, who defeated Washington on Tuesday to clinch the Atlantic Division title for the first time since 1994.

New York was searching for its longest winning streak since a 15-game run from March 1 to April 2, 1994.

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