Basketball - Bulls snap Knicks streak

Nate Robinson scored eight of his season-high 35 points in overtime as the Chicago Bulls snapped the New York Knicks' 13-game winning streak.

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Chicago Bulls' Nate Robinson (R) goes the the basket against New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony during the overtime (Reuters)

Bulls 118, Knicks 111 (OT)

Jimmy Butler had 22 points and a career-high 14 rebounds and Luol Deng scored 16 points as the Bulls completed a four-game season sweep of the Knicks 15 days after halting Miami's 27-game winning streak. Chicago moved a half-game ahead of Atlanta for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.

Carmelo Anthony scored 36 points - setting a franchise record with six straight 35-plus point games - and grabbed a season-high 19 rebounds for New York, who blew a 17-point lead before erasing a nine-point deficit in the final 5:42 of regulation. New York's lead over Indiana for the No. 2 seed was cut to two games.

Robinson, who scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, put the Bulls ahead to stay with a three-point play at the outset of the extra session. Robinson followed a 3-pointer by Deng by making a technical free throw before scoring on a drive to push the lead to 114-107 with 1:36 seconds to go.

New York led by 17 in the first quarter and were up 15 in the third before the Bulls used a 35-11 burst bridging the third and fourth quarter to surge ahead 99-90 with 5:42 to play. The Knicks clawed back by holding Chicago without a field goal the rest of the way to force overtime.

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Thunder 116, Warriors 97

Kevin Durant collected 31 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists as visiting Oklahoma State pulled away in the second half to bury Golden State.

Kevin Martin scored 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting off the bench and Russell Westbrook added 18 and nine assists for the Thunder, who moved a half-game in front of the idle San Antonio Spurs for the No. 1 spot in the Western Conference.

Stephen Curry had 22 points and Jarrett Jack added 19 as the Warriors lost for the second time in six games. Golden State had its lead over the Houston Rockets for the No. 6 spot in the West trimmed to a half-game.

Oklahoma City took a 60-54 lead into the half but quickly spread it out after the break. Thabo Sefolosha hit 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to cap a 9-2 run beginning the quarter that pushed the lead to double figures.

The Thunder ended the period with a 12-5 flurry that included five points apiece from Durant and Martin and made it a 96-77 gap heading into the final period.

Martin's 3-pointer with 9:30 to play extended the lead to 103-82 and the Warriors never threatened the rest of the way.

David Lee was the only other Golden State player to reach double figures with 13 points and 11 rebounds, marking his league-leading 54th double-double of the season.

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