DERRICK Rose played his best game with New York in his return to Chicago, helping the Knicks win its first road game at the expense of the Bulls, 117-104, on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).
Rose, who played in Chicago for eight seasons before injuries and dwindling production led him to be traded in the offseason, finished with 16 points, 11 assists, a block and a steal. Some fans booed their former star as he stepped on the court.
The game was a see-saw battle in the first two quarters with Chicago holding to a slim 56-57 lead at the half. New York enjoyed better shooting in the second half as it outscored Chicago, 61-47.
All five Knicks starters scored in double figures. Kristaps Porzingis had 27 points while Carmelo Anthony had 25 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Dwyane Wade made five of six attempts from beyond the arc, breaking his three-point total from last season in just six games. He finished with 35 points to go along with 10 rebounds as Chicago absorbed its second straight loss after winning its first three games.