Thursday's top games
Chicago 84, New Jersey 73: Derrick Rose scored 21 points and the Chicago Bulls extended their longest winning streak in six years to eight games. Luol Deng added 19 points for the Bulls (49-18), who took a half-game lead over idle Boston in the race for the best record in the Eastern Conference.
New York 120, Memphis 99: Toney Douglas tied a franchise record by making nine of the Knicks' franchise-record 20 three-pointers, scoring 29 points as New York snapped a three-game losing streak. Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points and Chauncey Billups added 18 for the Knicks, who were 20 of 36 (55.6 percent) from behind the arc and moved back ahead of Philadelphia into sole possession of sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
Around the rim
Chicago Bulls: The Bulls plan to unveil a bronze bust of Scottie Pippen during halftime of a game against the Boston Celtics next month. The team said Thursday that a ceremony to honor the Hall of Famer would include a video tribute and a speech by Pippen on April 7.
Compiled from News and wire service reports.