NBA: Chicago Bulls end New York Knicks' winning streak and make NBA history
Last Updated: 12/04/13 1:43pm
Carmelo Anthony: Matches Kobe Bryant's feat in 2003
Nate Robinson scored 35 points as the Chicago Bulls snapped the New York Knicks' 13-game winning streak with a thrilling 118-111 overtime victory.
The Bulls became the second team in league history to halt two 13-plus win streaks - they ended Miami's 27-game run earlier this season - joining the 1990-91 Phoenix Suns.
Robinson also drained five three pointers for the Bulls who spoiled another superb scoring performance by Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony.
Anthony scored 36 points and extends his 36-point plus scoring streak to six games. The last player to achieve that feat was Kobe Bryant, who had nine straight games of 36-plus in 2003.
Six Bulls reached double figures, including Jimmy Butler and Carlos Boozer, who each recorded double-doubles with 22 points and 14 rebounds and 13 points and 15 boards respectively, whilst Luol Deng chipped in with 16.
JR Smith finished with 28 points and 14 rebounds, while Anthony grabbed a season-high 19 rebounds for the Knicks, who defeated Washington on Tuesday to clinch the Atlantic Division title for the first time since 1994.
The Knicks quickly opened up a big lead on a 23-6 run before the Bulls clawed their way back into the contest by closing the first quarter on a 17-7 run of their own to slash the deficit to 30-23.
The Knicks then led by five at half-time and got off to a strong start in the second half, extending their lead to 15 midway through the third quarter.
Pablo Prigioni capped an 18-8 run with a driving layup to make it 77-62 before Anthony made a couple of clutch free throws in the last minute of the fourth to level the score at 105-105.
Deng's potential game-winner then bounced off the rim before Anthony got a clean look at the buzzer, but his shot hit the back of the rim to send the game into overtime where the Bulls overpowered their opponents.
The Bulls also completed a four-game sweep of the Knicks this season, and have now won 12 of the last 16 contests between the clubs.