Bulls vs. Knicks: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2017 Regular Season

January 12th, 2017 by Rob Goldberg Leave a reply »

The New York Knicks finally got back into the win column with a 104-89 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak as New York improved to 18-22 on the season. The Bulls, who never led in the second half, fell to 19-21.

Both teams came into the game short-handed. The Knicks announced Kristaps Porzingis was out with a sore Achilles, while the Bulls were forced to play without Jimmy Butler, Nikola Mirotic and Denzel Valentine because of an illness, per K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

TNT's Charles Barkley joked about the impact of the missing players, as Chris Herring of FiveThirtyEight relayed:

Still, the game went on as scheduled, and New York came through with one of its best efforts of the season.

Derrick Rose scored 17 points against his former team in his first home game since disappearing to Chicago.

Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News noted the improvement:

Rose had been struggling this season but recorded 25 points in his return to the court Wednesday night against th ...

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