New York 106, Chicago 110

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, December 21, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - #30 John Goble, #50 Olandis Poole, #33 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 19033

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago 30 24 29 27 110
New York 23 16 22 45 106

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 15-10 8-6 7-4 W2
New York 19-7 11-2 8-5 L1

Recap

Bulls 110, Knicks 106: Luol Deng set season highs with 29 points and 13 rebounds as visiting Chicago jumped out to a big lead and handed New York its second home loss.

Marco Belinelli scored 22 points, Kirk Hinrich added 16, nine rebounds and eight assists and Joakim Noah chipped in 15 points and 12 boards for the Bulls, who have won seven of their last nine.

Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points before being ejected and J.R. Smith added a season-high 26 to go along with 10 rebounds off the bench for the Knicks, who dropped to 11-2 at Madison Square Garden. Anthony was sent off with 6:45 left in the game for arguing with officials.

The frustration started to boil over before Anthony’s ejection for New York, which was upset about the officiating. Coach Mike Woodson was tossed with 5:22 left in the game and center Tyson Chandler was ejected along with Noah less than a minute later for a scrum in the lane that involved some pushing and shoving.

Chicago held the Knicks to 34.8 percent shooting in the first half to take a 54-39 lead into the break. The Bulls stretched it out to a 22-point edge by the end of the third quarter but had to fight off a late charge as New York cut it to single digits in the final minutes.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Smith fouled out with 7:09 left, one of many calls disputed by the Knicks that led to Anthony and Woodson yelling at officials. … The Bulls won the battle of the boards 51-40. … Chicago F Taj Gibson (ankle) missed practiced on Thursday and was limited to four minutes off the bench against New York.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   New York
Luol Deng 29 Scoring Carmelo Anthony 29
Kirk Hinrich 8 Assists Raymond Felton 3
Luol Deng 13 Rebounds J.R. Smith 10
Marco Belinelli 11 Free Throws Made Carmelo Anthony 8
Marco Belinelli 2 Steals Carmelo Anthony 3
Carlos Boozer 2 Blocks Tyson Chandler 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 110 44.6 8-18 28-33 22 51 4 7 17
New York 106 41.8 8-26 22-25 14 40 3 11 10

Upcoming Games

  • New York will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Knicks have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .833 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Atlanta . The Bulls have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .800 after a loss.