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Derrick Rose hits baseline floater, lifts Bulls to 82-81 victory over Knicks in home opener

  • Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, right, talks with center Joakim Noah during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks in Chicago, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)The Associated Press

  • Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah reacts after Derrick Rose scored a basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks in Chicago, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)The Associated Press

  • New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton, left, talks as forward Carmelo Anthony reacts during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)The Associated Press

  • New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler (6) battles for a rebound against Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) and forward Jimmy Butler during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)The Associated Press

  • New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, left, guards Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)The Associated Press

Derrick Rose made a baseline floater with 5.7 seconds left to lift the Chicago Bulls to an 82-81 victory over the New York Knicks on Thursday night in his first home game since he injured his left knee 18 months ago.

Rose had 18 points on 7-of-23 shooting and committed four turnovers. But there was no doubt who was getting the ball after Tyson Chandler went 1 for 2 at the line to give New York an 81-80 lead with 10.8 seconds remaining.

The speedy point guard, who was a game-time decision for his return due to a sore neck, got the ball on the wing and drove to the baseline for the go-ahead basket, drawing a standing ovation from the delirious crowd at the United Center.

New York had one last chance but Carmelo Anthony missed a long jumper.