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Apr 9, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox (20) shoots the ball against Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (42) during the second half at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Dinovo)
Apr 9, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox (20) shoots the ball against Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (42) during the second half at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Dinovo)

Dennis Smith Jr. took over in Chicago, as he led the Knicks to a 96-86 win over the Bulls on Tuesday night. >> Box score

Five things to know about Tuesday's game...

1) Smith was the team's leading scorer after dropping 25 points on 10-of-23 shooting. He also had five assists and one rebounds in 34 minutes on the court.

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Apr 9, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox (20) shoots the ball against Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (42) during the second half at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Dinovo)
Apr 9, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox (20) shoots the ball against Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (42) during the second half at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Dinovo)

Dennis Smith Jr. took over in Chicago, as he led the Knicks to a 96-86 win over the Bulls on Tuesday night. >> Box score

Five things to know about Tuesday's game...

1) Smith was the team's leading scorer after dropping 25 points on 10-of-23 shooting. He also had five assists and one rebounds in 34 minutes on the court.

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New York Knicks shooting guard Allonzo Trier controls the ball against Chicago Bulls small forward Justin Holiday during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks shooting guard Allonzo Trier controls the ball against Chicago Bulls small forward Justin Holiday during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Numerous injuries, trades and a coaching change have bridged the Chicago Bulls' first home game of the season with their 41st and final one.

Chicago's rotation for Tuesday night's regular-season home finale against the New York Knicks looks markedly different than the group that opened the season, although one new face is familiar with the whole "rebuild" drill.

Forward JaKarr Sampson, a recent call-up from Chicago's G-League affiliate, the Windy City Bulls, played with the Philadelphia 76ers for 121 games over the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. The Sixers won just 26 times during Sampson's tenure.

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Reaction to Knicks 113-105 win 00:01:30
David Fizdale was happy with the progress shown by his young team in a 113-105 win over the Bulls. Mitchell Robinson continues to shine.

It turns out Knicks wins aren't as rare as seeing Halley's Comet. They managed to defeat the Bulls on Monday night, 113-105. >> Box score

Five things to know about Monday's game...

1) Another game, another impressive stat line from Mitchell Robinson. On his 21st birthday, Robinson had 14 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three blocks. Robinson has blocked at least two shots in 25 consecutive games, tying him with David Robinson for the second-longest such streak by a rookie in NBA history.

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Feb 14, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Drake Caggiula (91) and New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider (35) during the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports (Matt Marton)
Feb 14, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Drake Caggiula (91) and New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider (35) during the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports (Matt Marton)

The Devils got off to a hot start, but flamed out in a 5-2 loss to the Blackhawks on the road Thursday night. >> Box score


First period:

  • 7:14 NJD Damon Severson; Assists: Brett Seney
  • 16:42 NJD Travis Zajac (Power Play); Assists: Marcus Johansson, Jesper Bratt
  • 18:17 CHI Patrick Kane; Assists: Dylan Sikura, Artem Anisimov
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The lowly Chicago Bulls have won just 13 games this season and their latest victory came against the Brooklyn Nets in an astounding 125-106 upset at Barclays Center on Friday night. Brooklyn's rough loss came after the Nets defeated the Nuggets on Wednesday to snap a three-game losing streak. >> Box score

Things to know about Friday's game

1) The Nets completely fell apart at the start of the fourth quarter, when comeback victories have normally been the team's Achilles heel this season. Brooklyn was down 18 points with sloppy plays and shoddy passing diminishing chances of a comeback with 8:09 left in the fourth quarter. A quiet Kenny Atkinson watched on the sidelines as the Bulls, the third-worst team in the Eastern Conference, pulled ahead.

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Oct 19, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) goes to the basket against New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas (42) during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 19, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) goes to the basket against New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas (42) during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

When an injured player returns from a lengthy absence, teams often look at it as adding a player via a trade-deadline acquisition.

For the Brooklyn Nets, that player is Caris LeVert.

LeVert will return from missing nearly three months with a right foot injury Friday night when the Nets host the Chicago Bulls

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Nets get their 28th win 00:00:51
The Brooklyn Nets have already matched their win total from last season. Joe Harris and Jarrett Allen react to the news.

NEW YORK (AP) D'Angelo Russell scored 30 points, Shabazz Napierhad 24 off the bench and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 122-117 on Tuesday night for their ninth straight win at home.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 18 points and Joe Harris had 17 for the Nets, who have won 13 of their last 14 at Barclays Center and seven of eight overall.

Brooklyn started slow in the first quarter, shooting just 8 for 29 from the field, after losing at Boston on Monday night. >> Read more

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Jan 6, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll (9) goes up for a shot against the Chicago Bulls during the second half at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports (Patrick Gorski)
Jan 6, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll (9) goes up for a shot against the Chicago Bulls during the second half at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports (Patrick Gorski)

The Brooklyn Nets encountered difficulties in scoring against a physical defense, especially at the rim in Boston against the Celtics on Monday.

The Nets hope to produce some improved offense Tuesday night in the second half of a back-to-back set when they host the struggling Chicago Bulls.

Despite the loss, Brooklyn is still 19-6 in its last 25 games, a roll that began with a home win against Toronto on Dec. 7.

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Jan 22, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Alex DeBrincat (12) tries to score against the New York Islanders during the second period at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports (Kamil Krzaczynski)
Jan 22, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Alex DeBrincat (12) tries to score against the New York Islanders during the second period at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports (Kamil Krzaczynski)

The Islanders were unable to hold onto two separate one-goal leads as they fall to the Chicago Blackhawks in a shootout, 3-2, to end a five-game winning streak. >> Box score


First period:

  • 2:19 NYI Valtteri Filppula
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Rangers defeat Blackhawks 4-3 00:01:18
New York Rangers players see improvements in chemistry and gameplay on the ice after their recent win against the Chicago Blackhawks

After erupting for six goals in their last game, the Rangers kept the ball rolling with four goals between four players -- Chris Kreider, Filip Chytil, Mika Zibanejad and Mats Zuccarello -- in a 4-3 win over the Blackhawks. >> Box score


First period:

  • 5:41 CHI Brandon Saad (Power Play); Assists: Artem Anisimov, Brent Seabrook
  • 13:20 NYR Filip Chytil (Unassisted)
  • 17:38 NYR Mats Zuccarello; Assists: Chris Kreider, Marc Staal
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Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell hits a 3-point shot during the first half against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. (Patrick Gorski/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell hits a 3-point shot during the first half against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. (Patrick Gorski/USA TODAY Sports)

D'Angelo Russell scored 28 points, DeMarre Carroll had 20 points off the bench and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 117-100 on Sunday for their third straight victory.

Jarrett Allen added 19 and six rebounds as the Nets improved to 12-3 in their last 15 games, matching their best 15-game stretch since moving to Brooklyn in 2012.

Zach LaVine had 27 points for Chicago and Bobby Portis scored 17 in 20 minutes off the bench after missing seven games with a sprained right ankle. Kris Dunn added 16 points.

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New York Islanders defenseman Devon Toews celebrates his game-winning goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during overtime at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Islanders defenseman Devon Toews celebrates his game-winning goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during overtime at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Islanders rookie defenseman Devon Toews scored his first-career NHL goal 1:48 into overtime to give New York a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday at Nassau Coliseum.

"It's pretty special to get your first NHL goal in overtime," Islanders head coach Barry Trotz said, according to Newsday's Andrew Gross.

The 24-year-old Toews, a former fourth-round pick who had spent 130 games with AHL Bridgeport before making his debut on Dec. 23, took a shot from the right face-off circle that Blackhawks goalie Collin Delia initially stopped. But Toews picked up the rebound and shot the puck between Delia's legs for the winner.

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Jan 3, 2019; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Devon Toews (25) celebrates his game winning goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during overtime at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jan 3, 2019; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Devon Toews (25) celebrates his game winning goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during overtime at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Islanders rookie D Devon Toews' first NHL goal was an overtime winner to lift New York over the Blackhawks, 3-2, at the Coliseum on Thursday night.  Read more >>

First period

  • 3:05 CHI Dominik Kahun; Assists: Brandon Saad, Duncan Keith
  • 6:47 NYI Mathew Barzal; Assists: Anthony Beauvillier, Johnny Boychuk
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Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie shoots the ball past Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris during the second half at Capital One Arena. (Amber Searls/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie shoots the ball past Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris during the second half at Capital One Arena. (Amber Searls/USA TODAY Sports)

CHICAGO (AP) Spencer Dinwiddie scored 27 points off the bench and made a critical defensive play in the final seconds, lifting the Brooklyn Nets over the Chicago Bulls 96-93 on Wednesday night for their seventh consecutive victory.

Jarrett Allen had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the resurgent Nets (15-18), who have put together the NBA's longest active winning streak on the heels of an eight-game skid. Brooklyn was coming off a 115-110 victory at home Tuesday night over LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Kris Dunn scored 24 points for Chicago, which has the worst record in the league at 7-25 after dropping 12 of its last 14. Bobby Portis added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls before exiting in the final minute with an apparent leg injury.

Chicago led 93-92 before Joe Harris put Brooklyn ahead to stay on a floating bank shot with 43 seconds left.

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Chicago Bears tight end Daniel Brown recovers an onside kick in front of New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
Chicago Bears tight end Daniel Brown recovers an onside kick in front of New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. defended his effort after he didn't dive for an onside kick that the Bears recovered in Sunday's 30-27 overtime win over Chicago.

After the Bears kicked a field goal with 1:13 remaining, Chicago lined up for an onside kick. Kicker Cody Parkey one-hopped it and it went in Beckham's direction. While Giants safety Curtis Riley missed a block, Beckham appeared to hesitate, allowing Chicago's Daniel Brown to recover.

"It was a great kick," Beckham said, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan. "Sometimes, somebody makes a better play than you do. I can dive in there and still not get the ball. It was a very tough call."

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Giants resilient against Bears 00:01:38
Pat Shurmur is proud of the squad for beating the bears in overtime. Saquon Barkley and Odell Beckham Jr. weight in on the 3-point victory

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It got lost in the shuffle last week, when everyone freaked out over the way Saquon Barkley wa used in the second half in Philadelphia, but the Giants' defense was absolutely terrible. The Eagles rolled over them in the second half. The Giants defense couldn't get off the field.

They needed a big bounce-back game this week.

They seemed to have it. Then they blew it. And then they bailed themselves out in the end.

Tags: Alec Ogletree, B.W. Webb, Chicago Bears, Eli Manning, Janoris Jenkins, Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Saquon Barkley, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning yells out signals under center against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning yells out signals under center against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)

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THE GAME 

The Giants (3-8) vs. the Chicago Bears (8-3) at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m.

THE WEATHER

First the good news: It'll be warm. Like in the low 60s. Now the bad news: It'll be wet. There's a chance for a lot of rain.

WHAT IT MEANS

The Giants are virtually out of playoff contention, but not mathematically out of playoff contention. They're only 3 1/2 games out of first place in the NFC East with five games to go. So if they win and they get some help from … Yeah, I'm not buying it either. This game basically means nothing at all. Pat Shurmur would like to build some momentum. Eli Manning is trying to prove he should be the starter in 2019. A lot of guys are fighting for future jobs. But mostly the only thing to watch now is where the Giants get to pick in the 2019 NFL draft.

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Chicago Bears quarterback Chase Daniel passes the ball during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. (Raj Mehta/USA TODAY Sports)
Chicago Bears quarterback Chase Daniel passes the ball during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. (Raj Mehta/USA TODAY Sports)

The Giants' toughest remaining opponent based on winning percentage is the Chicago Bears, and they likely won't have quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

With Trubisky dealing with a shoulder injury, the Giants will likely go up against Chase Daniel for Sunday's game, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

Trubisky, the No. 2 pick in the 2017 draft, was limited at Wednesday's practice due to a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder. He didn't play on Thanksgiving against the Detroit Lions, and Daniel completed 27 of 37 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns in a 23-16 win in his absence.

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Nov 10, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Knicks forward Noah Vonleh (right) controls the ball against Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green (left) during the first half at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)
Nov 10, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Knicks forward Noah Vonleh (right) controls the ball against Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green (left) during the first half at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)

The Eastern Conference-best Raptors were too much for the Knicks, as New York fell 128-112 in Toronto on Saturday. >> Box Score

Things to know about Saturday's game

1) There was sloppy basketball to kick off this one, with both teams not hitting their shots and turning the ball over. But when things settled down, the Knicks were keeping up with the Raptors as the first quarter ending in a 25-25 tie. But the home team turned it up in the second quarter with 39 points to New York's 28, and ran away from there. Seven Raptors finished with double-digit points.

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The Knicks stumped Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks with a 112-107 win on the road Wednesday night. >> Box Score

Things to know about Monday's game

1) Tim Hardaway Jr. was a main reason the Knicks totaled 47 free throw attempts on Wednesday night, which is the most by any team in franchise history. Hardaway got 20 attempts from the charity stripe, converting 16 of them on his way to a team-high 34 points. He also had three assists and three steals on the night, as he continues to be the veteran scorer the Knicks need him to be. 

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Knicks lose in double overtime 00:01:23
Knicks head coach David Fizdale and center Enes Kanter comment on the Knicks' loss to the Bulls in double overtime, 116-115.

Despite clutch game-tying shots by Allonzo Trier in regulation and Emmanuel Mudiay in double overtime, Zach LaVine hit a free throw with 0.2 seconds remaining in the second overtime after a Mudiay foul as the Knicks lost to the Chicago Bulls 116-115 on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

Things to know about Monday's game

1. Mudiay tied the game with a fastbreak layup with 2.7 seconds remaining to tie the game at 115, but he fouled LaVine on a shot attempt in the final second. LaVine hit the first free throw and missed the second as New York fell to 3-7.

2. Trier scored 11 of his 21 points in the final 5:17 of regulation, including a 27-foot 3-pointer with 41.9 seconds remaining to tie the game at 102. With 3 seconds left, though, he missed a potential game-winning jumper and Mario Hezonja missed a put-back layup attempt that forced overtime.

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New York Knicks small forward Kevin Knox steals the ball from Chicago Bulls shooting guard Antonio Blakeney during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks small forward Kevin Knox steals the ball from Chicago Bulls shooting guard Antonio Blakeney during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks rookie forward Kevin Knox scored two points and played five minutes in Monday's double-overtime loss against the Chicago Bulls in his first game back from a sprained ankle.

Knox, New York's first-round pick from this year's NBA draft, had been out since Oct. 20 due to a sprained ankle he suffered against the Boston Celtics.

Knox made 1 of 2 field goals and recorded one steal and one turnover. He had scored 10 and 17 points in two complete games before he suffered the injury. 

Teammate Tim Hardaway Jr., who suffered a back injury in Sunday's loss to the Washington Wizards, was available to play but did not log any minutes on the court Monday.

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New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas shoots over Washington Wizards forward Jeff Green during the first half at Capital One Arena. (Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas shoots over Washington Wizards forward Jeff Green during the first half at Capital One Arena. (Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports)

One day after losing to one of the Eastern Conference's coldest teams after the offense went frigid, the New York Knicks return to Madison Square Garden on Monday night to face another of the conference's worst teams as the Chicago Bulls come to town for a 7:30 p.m. matchup.

The Knicks have a quick turnaround after dropping a 108-95 contest at Washington on Sunday, when no starter had more than 11 points. As a team, the Knicks (3-7) shot a paltry 42 percent from the field a 19 percent from 3-point range, obscuring what was a sound defensive effort. The Wizards shot just 43 percent and 23 percent from long range.

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SNY's Week 8 Jets Report Cards 00:03:54
Ray Lucas, Willie Colon, and Bart Scott hand out their report cards after the Jets 24-10 loss to the Bears

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The Jets lost by two touchdowns to the Chicago Bears on the road Sunday. Let's evaluate three of the New York's best performers and three players who struggled.

Tags: Brian Winters, Chicago Bears, Leonard Williams, Sam Darnold, Steve McLendon
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold runs the ball against Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold runs the ball against Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

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THE GAME 

The Jets (3-4) at the Chicago Bears (3-3) at Soldier Field in Chicago on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER

The bright side is that this could be a lot worse. It's Chicago in late October, and a storm system is moving through, so if it's not dropping snow then consider it a win. However, even with temperatures in the low 50s, there are thunderstorms expected throughout the morning and they certainly could linger into the afternoon. And the winds will be whipping -- 15-20 mph. Sounds like last week at the Meadowlands (only slightly warmer), and the Jets remember how that went.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Brandon Shell, Chicago Bears, Quincy Enunwa, Sam Darnold, Ralph Vacchiano
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Jamal Adams poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as he is selected as the number 6 overall pick to the New York Jets in the first round the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)
Jamal Adams poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as he is selected as the number 6 overall pick to the New York Jets in the first round the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

Safety Jamal Adams has emerged as a leader in the Jets' secondary since New York drafted him sixth overall in 2017. But he didn't think he would always be a Jet.

Considered one of the elite prospects in the 2017 draft class, Adams told the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta he thought the Chicago Bears would draft him, even after they traded up from No. 3 to No. 2.

"I'm not even going to sugar coat it. I thought I was going to be a Chicago Bear," Adams told Mehta ahead of Sunday's Jets-Bears matchup. "Everybody did. But it didn't work out that way. And I landed in the best possible position."

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Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell and guard Spencer Dinwiddie react in the first quarter against Chicago Bulls at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell and guard Spencer Dinwiddie react in the first quarter against Chicago Bulls at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports)

Alan Crabbe scored 21 points and the Brooklyn Nets snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 104-87 win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.

Jarrett Allen and DeMarre Carroll each had 18 points for the Nets, and Joe Harris added 15.

Kris Dunn led Chicago with 23 points and Lauri Markkanen had 19.

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Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson shoots during the third quarter as Detroit Pistons forward Reggie Bullock defends at Little Caesars Arena. (Tim Fuller/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson shoots during the third quarter as Detroit Pistons forward Reggie Bullock defends at Little Caesars Arena. (Tim Fuller/USA TODAY Sports)

A month ago, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson strained his right groin during a blowout loss in Milwaukee against the Bucks, and since then the Brooklyn Nets have been in a significant tailspin.

The Nets will get good news Monday when Hollis-Jefferson is expected to return from missing 12 games against the Chicago Bulls at Barclays Center.

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New York Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) reacts after scoring a goal against the Chicago Fire during the first half at Toyota Park. (Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan (16) reacts after scoring a goal against the Chicago Fire during the first half at Toyota Park. (Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports)

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) Bradley Wright-Phillips and Sacha Kljestan scored four minutes apart early in the first half, and the New York Red Bulls cruised by the Chicago Fire 4-0 on Wednesday night in a knockout-round game.

New York (15-12-8), in its eighth straight playoffs, advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals against Supporters Shield winner Toronto FC.

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Apr 2, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) brings the ball up court in the first quarter against Atlanta Hawks at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet)
Apr 2, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) brings the ball up court in the first quarter against Atlanta Hawks at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet)

The Nets host the Bulls at 5 p.m. at Barclays Center. 

According to STATS: 

  • The Bulls have won five of the last six games in this series, including both meetings in 2016-17. Chicago and Brooklyn will face each other one more time after Saturday, on the final day on the regular season (April 12).
  • Entering this weekend, Chicago sat in seventh place in the Eastern Conference, but was just 0.5 game ahead of ninth-place Miami. Entering this weekend, the Bulls' .278 remaining strength of schedule was the easiest in the league; their final three games are against the Nets (twice) and the Magic.
  • After going 0-7 in April last season, the Nets have opened the month at 3-1 in 2016-17. Brooklyn is shooting 50.3 percent from the field this month; entering this weekend, that was sixth best the league, second best among Eastern Conference teams.
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Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling makes a save on a shot by New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic in front of New York Islanders left wing Josh Bailey during the second period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling makes a save on a shot by New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic in front of New York Islanders left wing Josh Bailey during the second period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Patrick Kane continues to dazzle Chicago Blackhawks fans and teammates alike.

After scoring two hat tricks in his last three games, it's no wonder some have dubbed him "Hat Trick Kane."

"Unbelievable," said Nick Schmaltz, a rookie center with the Blackhawks. "He's been doing it all year. Pucks are going in for him right now. It's fun to see, it's fun to watch."

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Dec 23, 2016; Charlotte, NC, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler (21) looks to pass the ball during the second half against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center. The Hornets defeated the Bulls 103-91. (Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports)
Dec 23, 2016; Charlotte, NC, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler (21) looks to pass the ball during the second half against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center. The Hornets defeated the Bulls 103-91. (Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports)

Guard Jimmy Butler and forward Nikola Mirotic will both miss Thursday's game against the Knicks with an illness, reports K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune

Both missed Tuesday night's game against the Wizards with the illness. Butler, who has remained in Chicago, will be joined by Mirotic, according to Johnson. 

Butler, in his fifth season in the league, is averaging 25 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game in 2016-17. Mirotic, in 13.26 minutes a contest, has averaged 9.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. 

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Dec 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (8) shoots the ball against Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) during the second half at the United Center. (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)
Dec 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (8) shoots the ball against Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) during the second half at the United Center. (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)

CHICAGO (AP) -- Jimmy Butler matched his season high with 40 points and hit an 18-footer at the buzzer roughly five minutes after being helped off the court with an apparent injury Wednesday night to give the Chicago Bulls a 101-99 comeback victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

Butler scored nine points in the final 2 1/2 minutes to rally Chicago. He finished 11 for 11 from the free throw line and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Bulls overcame a seven-point deficit in the final three minutes for their second consecutive win. >> Read more

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Dec 22, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson reacts in the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports)
Dec 22, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson reacts in the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports)

The Nets travel to Chicago to face the Bulls at 8 p.m. on Wednesday night. 

According to STATS...

  • Chicago tied its season high for points with 118 in its first meeting with Brooklyn this season, a 118-101 win on October 31 (the Bulls have also scored 118 against the Pacers on October 29 and the Lakers on November 20).
  • The Nets have struggled to convert on mid-range shots this season -- they are shooting a league-low 35.8 percent from that area on the floor.
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New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) prepares for a face-off against the New York Rangers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner)
New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) prepares for a face-off against the New York Rangers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner)

The Islanders (11-12-5) face off against the Chicago Blackhawks (19-8-4) in Brooklyn on Thursday.

According to STATS:

  • The Blackhawks beat the Rangers, 2-1, in New York on Tuesday, four days after losing to them in Chicago. Since Corey Crawford was placed on the DL with appendicitis, the Blackhawks have allowed an average of 1.3 goals per game with Scott Darling in net.
  • The Islanders lost to the Capitals on Tuesday, 4-2, at home, their second straight loss following a six-game point streak. New York has just three power-play goals since November 23, tied for the fewest in the league. The Islanders have also had just 24 power play opportunities in that span, tied with the Kings for the fewest in the league.
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New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss (1) makes a save against the Calgary Flames during the third period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner)
New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss (1) makes a save against the Calgary Flames during the third period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner)

NEW YORK -- It is not even Christmas yet, and the New York Islanders season is already on the brink. Head coach Jack Capuano is definitely out of patience with his underachieving team.

The Islanders will look to begin their long-shot climb back into the Eastern Conference playoff race Thursday night, when they host the Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks at Barclays Center.

The Blackhawks began a three-game road trip Tuesday with a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers. The Islanders continued skidding Tuesday, when they gave up a pair of third-period goals in a 4-2 loss to the Washington Capitals.

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New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider (35) makes a glove save during the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Prudential Center. (Vincent Carchietta)
New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider (35) makes a glove save during the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Prudential Center. (Vincent Carchietta)

The Devils (10-7-5) travel to Chicago to take on the Blackhawks (15-6-3) on Thursday night. 

According to STATS:

  • The Devils fell to the Jets, 3-2, in Winnipeg on Tuesday, their third straight loss and sixth in the last seven games. Those seven followed a five-game winning streak that saw them allow two or fewer goals in each game. In their last seven, the Devils have allowed at least three goals in every game.
  • The Blackhawks beat the Panthers, 2-1, in a shootout in Chicago on Tuesday, giving them a four-point lead over St. Louis in the Central Division and atop the Western Conference. They also improved to 6-0-3 in games that go to overtime, tied for the most wins in the league.
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New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac (19) warms up prior to the game between the New Jersey Devils and the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. (Bruce Fedyck)
New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac (19) warms up prior to the game between the New Jersey Devils and the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. (Bruce Fedyck)

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks are once again starting to re-establish their footing within the cozy home confines of the United Center. The New Jersey Devils, on the other hand, are struggling to establish theirs on the road.

The Devils have dropped five straight games away from home after Tuesday night's 3-2 loss to the Jets in Winnipeg. It's a streak they hope to snap on Thursday night when they face the Blackhawks in Chicago's second straight home game following two weeks on the road.

New Jersey (10-7-5) couldn't bounce back from a two-goal deficit against the Jets, which added to the Devils' traveling woes. Despite Miles Wood scoring his first NHL goal and fellow rookie Nick Lappin adding another, New Jersey came up short and dropped to 3-7-3 on the road this season.

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Chicago Bears cornerback Bryce Callahan tackles New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. after a short gain in the first half at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports Images)
Chicago Bears cornerback Bryce Callahan tackles New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. after a short gain in the first half at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports Images)

Though he was limited to five catches for 46 yards, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. insisted he was not frustrated after New York won its fifth straight game.

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New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings (23) celebrates with New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) after running for a game-ending first down against the Cincinnati Bengals during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings (23) celebrates with New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) after running for a game-ending first down against the Cincinnati Bengals during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)

The Giants (6-3) come into Week 11 of the NFL season next to last in the league in rushing, averaging just 74.2 yards per game and 3.4 yards per carry.

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The Giants don't seem worried about the trash talk coming from Bears defensive end Pernell McPhee.

Though the Chicago Bears are 2-7, are decimated with injuries and just lost their star wide receiver to a four-game suspension, Ben McAdoo and the New York Giants are not overlooking them on a short week.

 

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Nov 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) shoots over Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (8) during the first quarter at the United Center. David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) shoots over Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (8) during the first quarter at the United Center. David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Kristaps Porzingis had 27 points and Carmelo Anthony added 25 to lead the New York Knicks to a 117-104 victory over the Bulls on Friday night in the triumphant return of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah to Chicago.

Rose, the Bulls' first-round draft pick in 2008, finished with 15 points and 11 assists, while Noah, a 2007 first-rounder, had 16 points and nine rebounds. They teamed up to play a familiar two-man game late as New York held off a Chicago rally. >> Read more at SNY.tv...

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Nov 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks guard and former Bulls player Derrick Rose (25) warms up before a game against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks guard and former Bulls player Derrick Rose (25) warms up before a game against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Here are the three keys to Friday's game against the Bulls.

  1. Win the Rebounding Battle on Both Ends- One of the big reasons why the Bulls have been so good offensively is their propensity to attack the offensive glass starting with Taj Gibson and ex-Knick Robin Lopez. The Bulls are third in the NBA in offensive rebounds at 14.8 per game. Interestingly, they are only 20th in overall rebounds, meaning the Knicks should be able to expose that and it would seem as if the team that achieves the most second-chance points will have a great chance in winning the game.
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Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler steals the ball from Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin at Barclays Center. (Dennis Schneidler/USA Today Sports Images)
Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler steals the ball from Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin at Barclays Center. (Dennis Schneidler/USA Today Sports Images)

The Brooklyn Nets allowed seven Chicago Bulls to score in double figures in a 118-88 loss Monday at Barclays Center.

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Oct 28, 2016; Newark, NJ, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov (15) skates with the puck around the net of New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid (1) during the first period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 28, 2016; Newark, NJ, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov (15) skates with the puck around the net of New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid (1) during the first period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

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The Devils host the Blackhawks on Friday night. According to STATS...

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (Derick E. Hingle/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (Derick E. Hingle/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony praised team president Phil Jackson and GM Steve Mills for reshaping the team's roster this offseason.

"I don't want no credit," Anthony said, according to The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears. "Phil did everything. Phil and Steve."

Following a 32-50 season, the Knicks, now led by Jeff Hornacek, transformed their roster by trading for former Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, signing free agents Joakim NoahBrandon Jennings and Courtney Lee, and bringing over Willy Hernangomez from overseas. 

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Derrick Rose (Kamil Krzaczynski/USA Today Sports Images)
Derrick Rose (Kamil Krzaczynski/USA Today Sports Images)

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By how I've learned Phil Jackson works, anything can happen on draft day, and the New York Knicks could look to deal further after a blockbuster trade that sent former No. 1 pick Derrick Rose to New York and Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant to the Chicago Bulls.

The buzz surrounding several draft prospects, like Brandon Ingram, Jamal Murray and Domantas Sabonis, at Wednesday's NBA Cares event at Basketball City, was that Jackson trading for Rose was a great move.

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New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles (31) makes a save over D.C. United forward Alvaro Saborio (9) during the second half at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial. (Tommy Gilligan)
New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles (31) makes a save over D.C. United forward Alvaro Saborio (9) during the second half at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial. (Tommy Gilligan)

The New York Red Bulls are allowing the second-most goals per game in MLS while the Chicago Fire are by far the league's worst attack.

Something will have to give as far as that is concerned when the Red Bulls try to extend the Fire's league-record road winless streak to 30 games Wednesday night.

New York (3-7-1) won the Supporters' Shield with the most points in the league a year ago but it has been awful defensively, conceding 20 goals from 11 matches with only MLS Cup champion Portland with a worse ratio in allowing 22 goals in 12 games. The Red Bulls have the league's worst goal difference at minus-7.

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