NBA: Chicago 110, New York 106

Dec. 22, 2012 at 12:02 AM
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NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Luol Deng and Marco Belinelli teamed in launching Chicago to a 22-point lead through three quarters Friday and the Bulls held on to edge New York 110-106.

Despite putting together a big fourth-period rally, the Knicks suffered their second home loss of the season. New York has dropped just three of its last 13 games overall.

The game was physical throughout with the teams combining for 50 personal fouls, nine technicals and four ejections in the fourth quarter.

Deng had 29 points and 13 rebounds while Belinelli had 22 points and seven boards. Joakim Noah contributed 15 points and 12 rebounds for Chicago, which had an 83-61 advantage heading into the final period.

Noah and New York's Tyson Chandler became involved in a fourth-period altercation that led to both players being kicked out of the game

The Knicks' Carmelo Anthony and New York Coach Mike Woodson were also ejected for arguing with the officials. It was the first ejection for Woodson since he became the Knicks' coach.

New York scored 45 points in the fourth quarter, but could come no closer than the final margin.

Anthony went 10-of-25 from the field while leading the Knicks with 29 points. J.R. Smith added 26.

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