Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks Reaction: Analysis and Looking Ahead

December 25th, 2010 by Rami Abboud Leave a reply »
The Chicago Bulls took the floor of the Madison Square Garden against the New York Knicks in an early afternoon Christmas showdown. 

It was not quite the same as the rivalry of old—not like seeing Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen dive head first into the menacing Knick front line of Charles Oakley and Xavier McDaniel back in the early to mid 1990's. 

On Christmas day of 2010, we witnessed a barn-burner instead of the brutal knock-down-drag-it-out heavyweight boxing fight—until the fourth quarter, that is. 

Kurt Thomas committed a hard foul on Ronnie Turiaf by shoulder blocking him down onto the canvas.  Soon after, Derrick Rose took exception to an elbow delivered by Amar'e Stoudemire as he took off in transition for a lay-up attempt.

New York outscored the Bulls 18-12 in the final period (to match their current regular season record) to defeat them by the score of 103-95.

Derrick Rose had six steals, which helped to force the Knicks into 21 giveaways for the game, but in vain, as they failed to execute their offense down the stretch.

New York pulled away in ...

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