The Knicks led for nearly the entire game on Saturday, and they held on for a 125-115 win, snapping a six-game losing streak. > Box Score
Five things to know from Saturday's game
1) The Knicks played solid basketball in the first half on Saturday, taking a 66-53 lead into the second half. New York led by as many as 17 points and ended the first half on a 16-2 run. The Bulls answered back in the third, though, outscoring New York 33-23 to cut the Knicks' lead down to three entering the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, the Knicks were able to extend their lead, thanks in part to Julius Randle, who finished the game with 22 points and 10 rebounds, and they'd hold on to win the game and snap their six-game losing streak.
2) RJ Barrett played one of his most efficient games of his rookie season, finishing with 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting. Barrett also had four rebounds and three assists in 31 minutes.
3) Before the game, Knicks interim head coach Mike Miller said that Mitchell Robinson is playing the best basketball of is young career, and Robinson continued that upward trend on Saturday, setting a new career high with 23 points to go along with 10 rebounds and two blocks.
4) Taj Gibson continues to get the starting nod over Robinson at center, and Gibson got off to a very strong start again. The veteran finished the game with 17 points and eight rebounds in just 19 minutes.
5) The Bulls were led by Zach LaVine, who scored 26 points and also added seven assists. Rookie Coby White chipped in with 22 points, knocking down four three-pointers.
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The Knicks play their second game of a five-game homestand on Monday, as they host the Houston Rockets at 7:00PM at The Garden.