Deng scores 33; Bulls go to 3-0 against Knicks

Deng scores 33; Bulls go to 3-0 against Knicks
January 11, 2013, 10:56 pm
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 11: Luol Deng #9 of the Chicago Bulls shoots against Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks on January 11, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)


NEW YORK (AP) Luol Deng scored a season-high 33 points in the Chicago Bulls' third victory over New York this season, a 108-101 win Friday that sent the Knicks to their season-high third straight loss.

Topping the 29 points he scored here last month, Deng shot 13 of 18 from the field and also led the defensive effort that contained Carmelo Anthony in the decisive first half of his return from a one-game suspension.

Carlos Boozer added 17 points for the Bulls, whose offense won't be at full strength until Derrick Rose is back from knee surgery, yet they still shot 57 percent.

Anthony ended up with 39 points for the Knicks, who were roughed up again a night after losing in Indiana.