The Knicks endured a distracting video tribute to two of their guys and then blew out the Bulls in the happiest Chicago in recent memory. Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah were feted in the first quarter video, and the former Bulls tipped their proverbial hats, but it was all business for the Knicks in the Windy City — which is still on a visible high from the Cubs.
Coach Jeff Hornacek finally saw a Knicks offense he liked in the 117-104 victory. Despite the addition of former MVP Rose, any deep Knicks success depends on the production of second-year phenom Kristaps Porzingis and perennial All-Star Carmelo Anthony. KP dropped 27 and Melo added 25 last night. New Bull Dwyane Wade led Chicago with 35. Rajon Rondo’s impact was small, with four points.