CHICAGO (AP) Kris Dunn scored 17 points, including two clutch free throws in the final seconds, and the surging Chicago Bulls rallied to beat the New York Knicks 92-87 on Wednesday night.
Chicago trailed by as many as 15 in the first half, but shut down New York down the stretch of its ninth win in 11 games. The Knicks managed just three points in the final 5 1/2 minutes.
Lauri Markkanen scored 12 points for the Bulls, and Justin Holiday and Robin Lopez had 11 points apiece. Holiday also made three of Chicago's 10 3-pointers in 28 attempts, compared to a 4-for-23 performance from beyond the arc for New York.
Kristaps Porzingis led the Knicks with 23 points, and Courtney Lee had 17. New York has dropped three straight.
The Knicks led for most of the night before Holiday hit a corner 3-pointer that tied it at 86 with 3:01 left. >> Read more
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There is no way to not be furious and in a pretty horrible mood right now if you're a Knicks fan. It's yet another road loss, which makes them 2-11 away from MSG and 1-11 outside the state of New York. Out of a timeout and down three, how the hell is Enes Kanter shooting a three? You have got to think that one is on Kanter and that was not the play drawn up from Jeff Hornacek. On top of that, the Knicks were milliseconds away from a five-second violation there. How can they continue to fail getting a guy open on an inbounds pass? This team is so lackadaisical coming out of timeouts, and it's frustrating to watch.
One point in the final 2:24 of the game and 14 points in the fourth quarter isn't going to cut it. This team continues to fail to close out games on the road, and with more road games on the way, it could get even uglier. Not only are they losing road games, they are losing to terrible clubs. This team is even getting shots up late in games, and tonight when they did, it came from downtown from ENES KANTER. How does that even happen in that spot? It's hard to even wrap your head around it. This team needs an offensive spark right now without Tim Hardaway Jr. because they have had a ton of issues scoring late in games when Kristaps Porzingis struggles or can't get a shot up.
It may not make a huge difference, but it doesn't hurt for the Knicks to call up Trey Burke right now from the G-League. He's lighting it up and scoring at will there, and the Knicks need help. Why even have Ramon Sessions on the roster? He never sees the floor. Why not give Burke a try to try and give them a boost on offense? It's not going to hurt. The Knicks need a spark and Burke might just be the answer to give them some minutes off the bench. Now they have to go all the way to San Antonio to take on the 24-11 Spurs tomorrow night. It could get uglier as they will probably fall below .500.
Ball movement 💯 pic.twitter.com/KysafB1Gjb- NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) December 28, 2017