Friday, November 1, 2013

Rose Hits Game Winner in Halloween Night (Sort of) Thriller

By Sean Mackey

The Bulls edged out the New York Knicks on Halloween Night winning 82-81. Derrick Rose lead the way with 18 points including the game winning floater over former Bull, Tyson Chandler. Luol Deng had a solid game with 17 points and 6 assists. Joakim Noah also tallied 6 points and 15 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony lead the Knicks with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.

I caught this game the beginning of the 2nd half and man, it was super sloppy. So many turnovers and missed shots. The Bulls were 2-15 in the 4th quarter with Rose sinking the only field goals. It looked pretty evident that the Bulls were going to blow this one but Rose redeemed himself with the game winner after missing 5 or so shots in a row.

It was nice to see not quite as many fouls called and the Bulls actually holding a lead for most of the game but they looked really bad in the 4th quarter. Overall, a pretty unmemorable game with a great ending.

The Bulls get their first look at rookie Michael Carter Williams when they visit the Philadelphia 76ers tomorrow night. The game is nationally broadcasted on NBA-TV at 7:30 p.m.