NBA: Bulls end another long streak, NY's this time

2013-04-12T00:00:00Z NBA: Bulls end another long streak, NY's this timeThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 12, 2013 12:00 am  • 

CHICAGO - The winning streak's over. Bigger goals remain in play.

All the New York Knicks could do was shrug off this one.

Nate Robinson scored a season-high 35 points, and the Bulls stopped another lengthy winning streak, rallying to beat New York 118-111 in overtime Thursday night end the Knicks' 13-game run.

"It's over with," coach Mike Woodson said. "You can't win them all."

Carmelo Anthony missed a potential winner at the end of regulation, and Robinson took over down the stretch, scoring eight points in overtime.

"It would have been nice if Melo knocks down that shot," Woodson said. "We could have walked out of here with a win. It didn't happen."

Jimmy Butler added 22 points, Luol Deng scored 16, and the Bulls busted a long run for the second time in about a two-week span, ending the Miami Heat's 27-game streak - the second-longest in NBA history - on March 27.

"For us, we're not focused on stopping streaks," Robinson said. "We're just trying to get better as a team going into the playoffs."

• Thunder 116, Warriors 97: In Oakland, Calif., Kevin Durant had 31 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists to help Oklahoma City regain the Western Conference's best record.

Kevin Martin scored 23 points off the bench, and Russell Westbrook added 18 points and nine assists for the Thunder, which moved a half-game ahead of idle San Antonio for the top seed. The Spurs split the season series with Oklahoma City, but the Thunder (58-21) owns the tiebreaker because of its better conference record.

Stephen Curry scored 22 points, and reserve Jarrett Jack had 19 points on a night the playoff-bound Warriors lost center Andrew Bogut to another injury. The 7-footer left in the first quarter with a sprained left ankle.

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• The Hornets say they will sit overall top draft choice Anthony Davis for their final three games because of his sprained left knee suffered Wednesday night.

Davis has averaged 13.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 28.8 minutes per game this season.

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