Two Knicks players and their coach were tossed along with Joakim Noah in Chicago's 110-106 victory.
NEW YORK — Bottled up by the Bulls and baffled by the officials, Carmelo Anthony expected to spend the final minutes of the Knicks’ loss alone in the locker room.
Turns out the early exodus of Knicks was just beginning.
Coach Mike Woodson and center Tyson Chandler were also ejected from the foul-filled game, and Chicago beat New York for the second time this season, 110-106 on Friday night.
Chandler and Chicago’s Joakim Noah were tossed after a fourth-quarter altercation, shortly after Woodson had been ejected following his second technical.
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“I walked to the hallway, and Woody was walking back. Then I was actually in the shower, came back and Tyson was sitting right next to me,” Anthony said. “So once I saw that, that’s how the night was going.”
Anthony was called for his second technical, earning an automatic ejection, with 6:45 left after he was whistled for a foul on Noah’s offensive rebound and apparently said something to referee Olandis Poole.
Luol Deng had season highs of 29 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulls, who won for the fourth time in five games.
Ross comes up
big for Raptors
TORONTO — Terrence Ross scored seven of his 13 points in the final quarter, four of them on a pair of high-flying dunks, and the Raptors won their fifth straight game, beating the Orlando Magic 93-90.
“He’s playing well,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said of Ross, a former UW star. “He’s earning every second he’s on the floor, mainly on the defensive end. He got some key rebounds, some tough rebounds in traffic.
“We’re not developing Terrence Ross, he’s earning every minute of it.”
DeMar DeRozan scored 17 points while Jose Calderon had 13 points and nine assists for Toronto. Alan Anderson, Ed Davis and Amir Johnson each had 10.
• Larry Saunders dominated Kevin Garnett inside, scoring 17 points and grabbing 20 rebounds, then blocked Paul Pierce‘s last-second shot to lead Milwaukee to a 99-94 overtime win at Boston.
• The Detroit Pistons ended a six-game losing streak with a 100-68 rout of the Washington Wizards. Former Eastern Washington and Kentwood High standout Rodney Stuckey left the game in the fourth quarter after getting hit in the mouth, but is expected to travel to Saturday’s rematch.
• Andrew Bynum was cleared to start a six-step rehabilitation process for bone bruises in his knee that have kept him out all year, but there is still no timetable when he can return to play for the Philadelphia 76ers.