CHICAGO — Rookie Kristaps Porzingis scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Carmelo Anthony added 24 points and the New York Knicks beat the Chicago Bulls 115-107 on Wednesday night.
In the front end of back-to-back with the Knicks, the Bulls failed to complete a sweep of its four-game homestand and dropped behind the Detroit Pistons in Eastern Conference standings for the eighth and final playoff spot.
Nikola Mirotic scored a career-high 35 points for the Bulls, and Derrick Rose added 21.
The Knicks led by as many as 22 in the second half. Rose and Mirotic tried to start a late rally, but each was answered by Porzingis and Anthony.