Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Tempers Flare as Bulls Beat Knicks

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Tempers Flare as Bulls Beat Knicks

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Bulls beat Knicks; Anthony among four ejected in game

New York's Carmelo Anthony and three others were thrown out of a foul-filled game, and Chicago beat the Knicks for the second time this season, 110-106 on Friday night.

New York center Tyson Chandler and Bulls counterpart Joakim Noah were tossed after a fourth-quarter altercation, shortly after Knicks coach Mike Woodson had been ejected following his second technical foul. He drew a loud ovation during his walk to the locker room from New York fans who angrily booed the officiating for much of the second half.

Luol Deng had season highs of 29 points and 13 rebounds for Chicago despite briefly leaving the game with an injured left shoulder. Marco Belinelli added 22 points as the Bulls won for the fourth time in five games.

The Knicks missed 10 of their first 11 shots as Chicago raced to a 14-2 lead. The advantage grew to 30-17 when Deng made a 3- pointer,

Anthony finished with 29 points, on 10-of-25 shooting, ending his streak of four straight 30-point games. The Knicks lost for the second time in three home games after winning their first 10.

Noah finished with 15 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in completely outplaying Chandler, who took only one shot and was limited to five points and eight boards.

Sixers 99, Hawks 80 Thaddeus Young had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Evan Turner scored 21 points to help Philadelphia beat Atlanta.

Jason Richardson scored 17 to help the 76ers snap a five-game losing streak. Jrue Holiday had 11 points after missing four games with a sprained left foot. Philadelphia held the Hawks to 39 percent shooting and outrebounded them 45-37.

Josh Smith led Atlanta with 17 points and Lou Williams scored 13.

Raptors 93, Magic 90 DeMar DeRozan scored 17 points, Jose Calderon had 13 points and nine assists and Toronto won its fifth straight in beating Orlando. …

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