Bulls 82, Knicks 81: Derrick Rose made a baseline floater with 5.7 seconds left to lift Chicago over New York 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 because of 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. Luol Deng had 17 points for Chicago. Carmelo Anthony led New York with 22 points on 8-of-24 shooting. Chandler had 19 rebounds.
Lakers: Negotiated as part of his contract, Kobe Bryant receives a balloon payment Nov. 1. On Friday, he receives $24,363,044 from the team. Bryant's salary for the entire season is $30,453,805 -- the remaining $6.1 million will be paid out over the course of the season. Meanwhile, there's still no firm timeline for his return to the court from his Achilles tendon tear.
-- WIRE SERVICES