Derrick Rose clearly has some rust to work off, but he doesn't need any more time getting back to his old flair for the dramatic.
Though Rose had made just 6-of-22 shots against the Knicks Thursday night, he showed complete confidence and determination getting to the basket in the closing seconds. floated a shot from the left baseline that went in to give the Bulls a one-point lead with 5.7 seconds remaining.
Carmelo Anthony, who scored 22 points, was off the mark on a 3-pointer and Tyson Chandler's tip-in chance failed as the Bulls hung on to win, 82-81.
Rose finished the contest with 18 points, six rebounds and three assists to help the Bulls to their first win of the season. Chicago now travels to Philadelphia to take on the 76ers, who upset the Heat on Wednesday in their season opener.