The Bulls got a 29-point performance from Luol Deng, who added 13 rebounds as Chicago ran past New York 110-106 on Friday at Madison Square Garden.
The Bulls were a 6.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 187.5.
Chicago got 22 points from Marco Belinelli and another 16 points from Kirk Hinrich. Kirk Hinrich contributed 8 assists, while Luol Deng cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
New York got 29 points from Carmelo Anthony in a losing cause and another 26 points from J.R. Smith. Raymond Felton contributed 3 assists for the Knicks, while J.R. Smith had 10 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Chicago were victorious, as the score was 54-39 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Chicago as they grabbed 51 boards, while New York only had 40.
Next game, Chicago takes its act on the road to face Atlanta looking for another win. For New York, they head home to face Minnesota.