Derrick Rose scored 32 points to outduel fellow All-Star starter Carmelo Anthony, and the Chicago Bulls beat the host New York Knicks 105-102 Thursday night.
Rose had 15 in the fourth quarter and repeatedly answered when the Knicks rallied. With Chicago leading 88-83 midway through the final period, the reigning MVP scored on three straight possessions. He split Anthony and Amare Stoudemire to flip in a shot from past the backboard, then hit a three-pointer to put the Bulls up 95-88.
Stoudemire had 34 points and 11 rebounds but missed a three-pointer that would have tied it with 10 seconds left. Anthony had 26 points but just four in the fourth quarter and missed a desperation three at the buzzer that would have sent the game to overtime. Twice in the last 2 minutes with the Knicks trailing by three, he had his shot blocked.
Stoudemire had 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting in the first half. The rest of the Knicks were 9-for-24.
Rose added 13 assists. It was the fourth time in five games he's scored at least 30.
Grizzlies 96, Hawks 77: Rudy Gay scored 21 points and visiting Memphis blew out listless Atlanta. Josh Smith led the Hawks with 11 points.
L.A. has 4 All-Star starters
NEW YORK — Blake Griffin and Andrew Bynum have been voted to the All-Star game, joining Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul to give the city of Los Angeles four starters. Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant kept the West from being an entire L.A. story by earning a forward spot for the Feb. 26 game in Orlando.
Dwight Howard of the host Magic was the leading vote-getter with 1.6 million. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are going together again from Miami, while MVP Derrick Rose of Chicago and New York's Carmelo Anthony round out the East starters.
Starters were chosen by fan balloting.