New York, NY (Sports Network) - Luol Deng posted a double-double in a wire-to- wire victory for the Chicago Bulls, who fought off the New York Knicks, 110-106, in a chippy battle at Madison Square Garden.
During a physical game that featured a combined 50 personal fouls, nine technicals and four fourth-quarter ejections, Deng scored a team-high 29 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to help Chicago to its sixth win in its last seven tries against New York.
Joakim Noah totaled 15 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, but was ejected for picking up his second technical foul after he got tangled up with Tyson Chandler, who received a double-technical and was also thrown out.
Chandler, Carmelo Anthony and Knicks head coach Mike Woodson were all tossed from the game within two minutes of each other in the fourth quarter. Anthony and Woodson each picked up a second technical for arguing with the officials before Chandler and Noah got into an altercation.
Anthony scored a game-high 29 points and J.R. Smith followed with 26 points and 10 rebounds for New York, which has lost two of its last three contests.