Hughes 3-pointer lifts Bulls over Knicks

December 9, 2008 8:15:03 PM PST
Larry Hughes hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 55 seconds to go Tuesday night and the Chicago Bulls rallied in the fourth quarter for a 105-100 victory over the New York Knicks. Drew Gooden led the Bulls with a season-high 22 points and 16 rebounds. Ben Gordon, who tied the game at 97 with a 3-pointer, added 17 points and Hughes had 16.

Al Harrington shot 13-for-21 from the field and finished with 28 points to lead the Knicks. Quentin Richardson added 22 points, while Chris Duhon scored 15, had 14 assists and grabbed nine rebounds in his return to the United Center. Duhon played his first four seasons for Chicago before signing with the Knicks as a free agent.

David Lee had 11 points and 15 boards for New York.

The Knicks forged a five-point lead in the fourth as Richardson hit a 3-pointer and added another basket, and Jared Jeffries made a baseline jumper.

Gordon's 3-pointer tied it at 97 with just under three minutes remaining.

Richardson, the Chicago native who played at DePaul, took a nice pass from another DePaul product, Wilson Chandler, for a flying dunk late in the first half. He was fouled and made the free throws, a three-point play that tied the game at 40 as the Knicks erased an 11-point deficit.

Richardson had 10 points the period, including a 3-pointer and a nice left-handed shot, but the Bulls regained a two-point cushion at the half.

Bulls rookie Derrick Rose, who needed 10 stitches to close a cut on his left forearm from a freak accident at home Monday morning, was able to play and scored 15 points, including a dazzling drive for a basket in the fourth quarter after dribbling between his legs.

He told reporters he suffered the cut in his bed when he rolled on a knife that he'd been using to peel an apple. Rose said he went to get a bottle of water and when he returned to his bed, he forgot the knife was there and it slashed his arm.