Chris Herring

Career-high 35 pts from Butler. Bulls lead 96-91 with 2:35 left.

Chris Herring

Hardaway's really struggled to stop Butler, but he does have 23 pts. Is 5-of-7 from deep and has career-high 4 assists.

Tina Cervasio

Butler fast break on #Knicks TO could be momentum changer. #Bulls before that looked disinterested. Butler has 30 points on 10/17 shooting

Chris Herring

Butler with 30 points now on just 10 made FGs. Career-high for him is 32 pts, and 8:43 left in the game.

Brian Mahoney

Three choices, Duke game refs: travel, offensive foul, or reach on a different player. Fifth on Brimah was a distant, wrong fourth choice.

Jonah Ballow

Good 3Q from #Knicks, shooting 57% & holding Bulls to 35%. NY also hit all 3 of its 3-pt attempts.

Tina Cervasio

So... #Knicks lead #Bulls 74-73 after 3 qtrs.

Tina Cervasio

#Knicks doing a much better job tonight with offensive boards. 20 2nd chance points.

Chris Herring

Knicks have taken a 72-71 lead over the Bulls here in the third. Hardaway leads NYK with 18 points.

Steve Popper

Love it or list it? RT @Scott Cacciola: This is such a tense broadcast. Lots of angst.

Scott Cacciola

This is such a tense broadcast. Lots of angst.

Scott Cacciola

Serious question: Do you even really need to scout Okafor?

Chris Herring

Knicks cut the deficit in Chicago to 2 pts with Hardaway's triple, 52-50.

Scott Cacciola

I like that Phil found the triangle emoji.

Ian Begley

Barkley fires back at Phil Jackson: "I don’t do any social media but he’s too old to be tweeting... Phil's got sensitive in his old age."

Scott Cacciola

They're now deconstructing Phil's tweets on the broadcast. Only 54.5 games to go.

Steve Popper

I just keep refreshing twitter all night waiting for Phil to reveal the key to the triangle. I think it's MJ and Kobe.

Frank Isola

Charles on Bargnani helping Knicks: "The last thing I need when I'm having a heart attack is a band aid."...You insulted him a little bit.

Chris Herring

Nah, I'm good. I don't wanna see tweets about kazoos. RT @pvo78: @Chris Herring Now if only Dolan would get on Twitter....

Steve Popper

Phil getting snippy on twitter today with his critics. He ought to take up meditation.

Chris Herring

I think he makes a little more than that. MT @Hus1986: @Chris Herring Phil gets $7 mil a year. Why should he care?

Frank Isola

Does this mean Phil's not scouting Jahlil Okafor in his backyard?

Chris Herring

I personally like it.

Marc Berman

Should Phil Jackson be taking shots at Barkley for his TV commentary when team is 5-22?. Jackson not at game as he doesn't travel.

Chris Herring

Its pretty crazy to think the top exec from Knicks -- one of the quieter front offices in sports -- is having in-season convos on Twitter.

Chris Herring

Phil seems fed up with NYK criticism lately. RT @Phil Jackson: Do I have to mute this game? Chuck just remember your fundamental...key to

Frank Isola

Phil has felt the need to lash out at his critics twice via Twitter today. Seriously, could you see Pat Riley doing that? R.C. Buford? West?

Al Iannazzone

Amar'e Stoudemire just made a phenomenal move. He looked like his old dominant self on that.

Ian Begley

Phil takes a shot at Barkley ... RT @Phil Jackson do I have to mute this game? Chuck just remember your fundamental...key to

Steve Popper

That is no fan - it's @Scott Cacciola RT @Al Iannazzone: A fan to the left of us just shouted, "I don't know who anyone on the Knicks is."

Al Iannazzone

A fan to the left of us just shouted, "I don't know who anyone on the Knicks is."

Steve Popper

Pleas someone alert Charles Barkley that Phil is challenging him.

Phil Jackson

do I have to mute this game? Chuck just remember your fundamental...key to

Steve Popper

Jimmy Butler on scoreboard professing his love for Taylor Swift - suddenly Knicks plans come clear. Welcome to New York.

Frank Isola

The bigger question is why are so many in the big bad NY media afraid to tell the truth about the Knicks? Is it access? Comp tickets? Money?

Frank Isola

Charles Barkley: "Why is it that if you're telling the truth about the Knicks you're hating on them?" Bingo.

Marc Berman

Jose out of his seat on bench, in Shane Larkin's ear during free throws, instructing him on some things. Good to see.

Frank Isola

Only thing worse than being bad is to be boring. And these Knicks are B-O-R-I-N-G.

Chris Herring

Wiry. Gets screened too easily. Takes bad angles. MT @BenMathisLilley: Why is Timmy so ineffective on D? Perplexes me. He's got the tools.

Chris Herring

Jimmy Butler -- Tim Hardaway's assignment on defense -- opens 4-of-4 in the 1Q. Has 12 points and 4 assists already.

Ian Begley

Derek Fisher quotes Tex Winter in #Knicks' huddle: "There's no substitute for hustle; if you don't hustle, you'll be substituted for."

Steve Popper

5-22 RT @Noor720: @Steve Popper @Gibberman10 Lol.. Agreed. But, I have no reason not to believe in Phil.

Steve Popper

Bulls move the ball. Find Tim's man open. Tim drops head.

Chris Herring

Joakim Noah airballs -- and knuckleballs -- a FT.

Tina Cervasio

Things I can post ... when I only do Postgame. #Knicks #Bulls #tipoff #NBA @ United Center instagram.com/p/wxRhicgkBW/

Ian Begley

At @FiveThirtyEight, Nate Silver's numbers say the #Knicks have a 3% chance of winning a title in the next 5 years: es.pn/1Axkxwq

Steve Popper

I wonder if what kept Melo from signing with Chicago was he, like @Al Iannazzone, did not know that their pizza has cheese on it.

Jonah Ballow

Jayhawk on Jayhawk crime.

Frank Isola

I had no idea the Izod Center was still alive.

Frank Isola

Charles Barkley has been "asked" to be careful when addressing Andrea Bargnani. I'll leave it at that.

Al Iannazzone

I'm already looking up Tim Hardaway Jr's career-high for shot attempts in a game.

Jonah Ballow

Wear off the dribble for the #Knicks 1st bucket.

Chris Herring

Knicks have first possession of the game. Ball bounces off Travis Wear's dome for a turnover. Good Lord.

Chris Herring

Kirk Hinrich is the last guy announced in Chicago's starting lineup when Rose doesn't play? OK, then.

Frank Isola

Of course, after reading @NateSilver538 take on the Knicks' future I think Phil should be scouting 7th graders. This is gonna take awhile.

Scott Cacciola

"But watch anyway." -TNT just now

Tina Cervasio

This is my seat tonight. #NYKExtra on @MSGNetworks #Knicks http://t.co/70b1BuNY4G

Frank Isola

I love @Jalen Rose "version" of a Christmas Day fight with Kurt Thomas...man, he ran away faster than Usain Bolt. Don't mess with Crazy Eyes

Steve Popper

Ouch RT @Gibberman10: The Mavs used a 1st rounder and two 2nd's to get Rondo & Chandler. The Knicks used those same exact picks to get Bargs

Al Iannazzone

Worth repeating: tonight's Knicks' starters are: Jose Calderon, Tim Hardaway jr.,Travis wear, Amar'e Stoudemire and Cole Aldrich.

Steve Popper

If players keep moving and signing and re-signing the Knicks best chance in free agency might be Jahlil Okafor in 5 years.

Steve Popper

Amar'e is not the only one making his way into the Knicks lineup tonight. Jose Calderon was taking Emergen-C - no cold will stop him.

Steve Popper

Knicks go with their 14th different starting lineup in 28 games. But I think I like this one best of all - first NBA start for Travis Wear

Howard Beck

Love this story. RT @SI_LeeJenkins: For @Dallas Mavericks fans, curious about who they're getting: bit.ly/1sEJ26z

Al Iannazzone

Amar'e is phenomenal: "I just can not fathom to see our guys struggling and playing without at least one of their star players.

Steve Popper

Got to love Amar'e: "I just can not fathom to see our guys struggling and playing without at least one of their star players."

Marc Berman

Amar'e: "I talked to coach and said no way I can sit this one out (with Melo missing).''

Scott Cacciola

I wonder if the Celtics' future draft picks are hanging out with the Sixers' future draft picks. Just sitting there, in draft purgatory.

Ian Begley

Fisher tells reporters in Chicago that Calderon, Hardaway Jr., Travis Wear, Stoudemire and Cole Aldrich will start tonight vs. Bulls.

Chris Herring

vine.co/v/Mq2BnzjA3BP MT @sixfingermagic: @Chris Herring Does Rondo going to the Mavs make things better or worse for Knicks?

Steve Popper

Tell your kids, I was there for Travis Wear's first NBA start RT @Nick Friedell: I feel bad for anybody who bought a ticket to this game.

Steve Popper

Amare said he went to Fisher and said he'd go tonight once he found out Melo wasn't playing.

Al Iannazzone

Amar'e said he went to Fisher and with Carmelo out he wanted to play and be there for his team.

Chris Herring

Lmaooo. Is he wrong, though? RT @Al Iannazzone: TNT's Charles Barkley just said "My God, it's going to be awful tonight."

Scott Cacciola

Oh. Wow. RT @Al Iannazzone TNT's Charles Barkley just said "My God, it's going to be awful tonight."

Al Iannazzone

TNT's Charles Barkley just said "My God, it's going to be awful tonight."

Marc Berman

Barkley walks by. "It's going to be awful tonight."

Steve Popper

Charles Barkley - "it's going to be awful tonight."

Chris Herring

To those asking abt Stoudemire, yes, he was initially scheduled to take tonight off for rest purposes. But w/ Melo out, he decided to play.

Jared Zwerling

In many ways, it's the Western Conference versus LeBron James. That's the real NBA matchup for the next few years.

Marc Berman

Charles Barkley doing the game as color analyst for game. Someone has to tell him who Travis Wear is.

Steve Popper

Wonder if it's too late for TNT to go with A Christmas Story?

Steve Popper

Do I need to say it again. This Knicks lineup is only missing ken The Animal Bannister.

Chris Herring

My God. RT @netw3rk: "Yes, Coach Carlisle, does this mean Felton's minutes will be reduced or ..."

Tina Cervasio

Aldrich, Stoudemire, Wear, Hardaway Jr, Calderon. #knicks starters vs. #Bulls

Al Iannazzone

Tonight's starters: calderon, Hardaway jr., Travis wear, Stoudemire and Cole Aldrich

Steve Popper

Knicks lineup - Amare, Cole Aldrich, Travis Wear, Jose and hardaway jr.

Chris Herring

Calderon, Hardaway, Wear, Stoudemire and Aldrich will start today. Yeeesh

Marc Berman

Travis Wear and Cole are starting on TNT

Ian Begley

#Knicks say Carmelo Anthony will not play tonight vs. Chicago. He has lingering soreness in his left knee.

Al Iannazzone

Carmelo won't play tonight

Marc Berman

Carmelo officially out. Stoudemire knew that recovery day made no sense any more.

Tina Cervasio

------> #Knicks RT @NY_KnicksPR: Carmelo Anthony (sore left ankle) will not dress tonight at @Chicago Bulls

Chris Herring

Knicks say Carmelo won't play tonight vs CHI

Steve Popper

Melo will sit out tonight - wonder how the folks in Chicago like hats.

Marc Berman

Waiting for Fisher to make Melo's out status official.

Marc Berman

Amare not going to have rest day after all. Probably means Melo out.

Alan Hahn

Or Bledsoe... RT @AnthonyD80: @Alan Hahn Let's get those eyes focused on Dragic now