Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Games

Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

- by

The Chicago Bulls (15-8) play against the New York Knicks (11-11) at Madison Square Garden

Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Thursday December 2, 2021

Chicago Bulls 119, New York Knicks 115 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Steve Popper @StevePopper
Knicks fight themselves and then battle back in second half, but fall to Bulls in end
After a frantic comeback pushed the Knicks all the way in front in the fourth quarter, they were unable to hang on newsday.com/sports/basketb…12:34 AM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Didn’t get a chance to write this in my story but it’s worth mentioning that Kemba Walker has been really engaged on the Knicks bench, even leading the 1-2-3s after timeouts. Situation has to be frustrating but he’s outwardly handling it well. – 12:25 AM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
DeMarvelous.
34 points | 12-19 FG | 6 rebs | 3 asts pic.twitter.com/NGAlaA74IN12:09 AM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Correction: Not the season series. One more battle in New York in late March. pic.twitter.com/qkUNawcAtp12:08 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“It means a lot.”
Cam Johnson on #Suns at #Warriors in 2nd of back-to-back after #Pistons win.
With franchise-best 18-game win streak, Johnson said #Suns will look to have energy like it did for Knicks-Nets back-to-back
“That’s exactly the mindset we’re going to have to have” – 12:08 AM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
DeMar DeRozan is the NBA’s leading 4th-quarter scorer. Zach LaVine is the third.
And they are impacting each other, and the Bulls, in beneficial ways on and off the court.
For ⁦@NBCSChicago⁩: nbcsports.com/chicago/bulls/…11:48 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Julius Randle can’t complain about foul calls if he misses the most important free throws.
And the Knicks can’t continue to blame the officiating if they give up 69 points in the first half.
On a night the Knicks fell to .500 and 10th in stacked East
nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…11:41 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Most 4th quarter PPG this season
Entering Thursday:
LeBron James – 7.3
After Thursday:
DeMar DeRozan – 7.5
#AllStarVote11:39 PM
Memphis Grizzlies PR @GrizzliesPR
According to @EliasSports, the @Memphis Grizzlies are the third @NBA team in the last 25 seasons to win three consecutive games in wire-to-wire fashion.
The Grizzlies join the Los Angeles Clippers in 2015 and Chicago Bulls in 2012. – 11:21 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
NBA 4th-quarter scoring:
DeMar DeRozan 165 pts
Jayson Tatum 143 pts
Zach LaVine 142 pts – 11:19 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
DeMar DeRozan provides the Bulls with the poise and points they need to escape with a victory over the Knicks after blowing a 21-point lead.
apnews.com/article/nba-sp…11:13 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Heck of a night at MSG, where Bulls outdueled Knicks 119-115
Rich observations, featuring another impeccable 4th quarter from DeMar DeRozan, Nikola Vucevic finding his way, an Alex Caruso stat line not even a screenwriter could script + more
nbcsports.com/chicago/bulls/…11:13 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls beat the Knicks, as DeMar DeRozan put on the cape and played hero – fist pumps and all.
Read it:
chicago.suntimes.com/bulls/2021/12/…11:10 PM
Troy Brown @Troy_Brown33
Demar.
Downhill.
behind the back.
spin move.
Fade away…. Sheesh. 😷 pic.twitter.com/oDP2sPq0Ps10:59 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
The Chicago Bulls squandered another 20+ lead, but a blazing final quarter from DeMar DeRozan kept the team together for a 119-115 win over the Knicks in New York. chicagotribune.com/sports/bulls/c…10:54 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Zach LaVine on DeMar DeRozan’s closing ability: “I don’t think a lot rattles him at all. That’s when you let him take over the game, calm it down, get to the free-throw line, get to his spots. I think it just gives the whole team like a deep breath. Like, we’re OK.” – 10:53 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine media availability following tonight’s win in New York twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…10:38 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Mr. 4th Quarter!
18 of DeMar’s 34 points came in the final period. pic.twitter.com/uTxYmNyTqD10:30 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Alec Burks just played 43 minutes in a non-OT game in December.
Just Thibs things.
statm.us/e/gRycK3a3910:26 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
This is what my mentions look like after every Bulls win pic.twitter.com/CT3w4wHl4B10:23 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
DeMar DeRozan in the fourth quarter had 18 points and went 6-7 from the field. – 10:15 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Billy Donovan on Alex Caruso: “He’s just a winning player.” – 10:14 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
LIVE: Bulls postgame media availability after tonight’s win over the Knicks twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…10:10 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls win a thriller. Time to celebrate. ⁦@670TheScore⁩ ⁦@Audacy⁩ ⁦@Chicago Bulls⁩ radio network pic.twitter.com/5oCP0vCiXx10:09 PM

Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Final Numbers from a W in MSG!
DeMar: 34p/6r/3a/1s/1b
Vooch: 27p/7r/3a/1b
Zach: 27p/7r/5a/1s/1b
Zo: 8p/5r/6a/3b
AC: 6p/6r/6a/4s
DJJ: 6p/1r/2s/2b
TBJ: 5p/2r/1s
Woo: 4p/5r
Ayo: 2p/1a/1s pic.twitter.com/aXzSMETcCP10:08 PM

Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
It’s easy to say the Knicks could’ve won that game, but be honest, an hour ago, you were getting ready to watch something else. That was an awesome 2nd half comeback without RJ, Noel and Taj against a really good Bulls team. – 10:07 PM
Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
Knicks-Bulls has produced 3 electric games so far this season. It’s a shame we have to wait until March 28 to see it a 4th time. – 10:04 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Knicks rebounded from a 21-point first-half deficit vs. CHI but couldn’t complete the comeback in 119-115 loss. Zach LaVine, Nikola Vucevic and DeMar DeRozan combined for 88 points on 56 percent shooting vs. NYK. Knicks fall to 5-7 at MSG, 11-11 overall. – 10:04 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
No quit in this team. We’ll be back on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/7Xo4SkIJHa10:01 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
DeRozan heard a chunk of Knicks Twitter call him a bum when he was a free agent this summer lol – 10:01 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
B̶I̶N̶G̶ ̶B̶O̶N̶G̶ BEEP BEEP.
DRIVE HOME SAFELY, CHICAGO. pic.twitter.com/Ff27ucZXtm10:00 PM

Trey Kerby @treykerby
Bing Bong the Bulls are BACK! 👀🔴 – 9:59 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Final: Bulls 119, Knicks 115.
Knicks fall just short of pulling off a 21-point comeback, drop to 11-11 on the season.
• Randle 30-12-6
• Rose 16 pts, 6 asts
• Burks 16-7-3
• LaVine 27-7-5
• DeRozan 34-6-3
• Vucevic 27-7-3 – 9:59 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Knicks lost to the Bulls and are at .500 for the first time since they were 0-0. – 9:59 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
So many of the Bulls’ wins down the stretch have been predicated on Alex Caruso doing something crazy defensively and DeMar DeRozan bringing it home on offense. Add another one to the tally. pic.twitter.com/dyl8vm4pna9:59 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Bulls win 119-115, in a game that had two wildly different halves, but Chicago managed to hang on to win. Chicago’s big 3 carried the day for the Bulls, combining for 91 points, while Julius Randle wound up with 30 to lead the Knicks. – 9:58 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
The Knicks comebacks against Brooklyn and Chicago were impressive… but moral victories won’t help NY make the playoffs and/or avoid the play-in round in a hyper competitive Eastern Conference.
First step is to avoid falling into a huge hole early on. – 9:58 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls take the season series 2-1 … Brooklyn on Saturday … reality check night! – 9:58 PM
Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Nice Knicks comeback but nothing down the stretch. Julius Randle has the yips at free-throw line late in games. Knicks are a .500 team. Bing Bong. – 9:58 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
BULLS WIN.
BULLS WIN.
BULLS WIN.
BULLS WIN.
BULLS WIN. – 9:57 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls win…Bulls win…Bulls win ! 119-115. – 9:57 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Bulls 119, Knicks 115
DeRozan 34 pts
LaVine 27 pts
Vucevic 27 pts – 9:57 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Final: Bulls 119, Knicks 115.
DeMar DeRozan: 34/6/3
Zach LaVine: 27/7/5
Nikola Vučević: 27/7/3
The Bulls are now 15-8. – 9:57 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
I was going to clown on folks who went on and on this summer about the picks the Bulls sent for DeRozan, but…
An NBA team is down 70 points, in an actual NBA regular season game. – 9:56 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
DeMar DeRozan roasts the Knicks defense there, and puts Chicago back on the brink of surviving this game. Chicago’s big 3 of DeRozan, LaVine and Vucevic has 84 points on 31-for-55 shooting tonight. – 9:55 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Caruso has 6 steals, 6 rebs, 6 assists and 4 steals. What a game. – 9:55 PM
Andrew Perna @Andrew_Perna
Andrew Lincoln is at tonight’s huge Bulls-Knicks game.
Cue Powerman 5000. – 9:55 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Just a cool 14 fourth-quarter points on 6-for-7 shooting for DeMar DeRozan, including a huge driving layup he just made to put the Bulls ahead four with 20.1 seconds left. He’s got 30 points. – 9:55 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
DeRozan’s layup followed LaVine’s 2 free throws Bulls 115-111 with 20.1 sec left – 9:55 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
DeRozan > DRose – 9:54 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
And with Randle at the 5 Derozan able to have a clear path to the rim – 9:53 PM
Chris Miller @cmillsnbcs
This Bulls-Knicks game is super exciting to watch. Reminds me of the 90’s. The Garden is ROCKIN!!!!! – 9:53 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Julius Randle. Good grief. – 9:49 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Tonight is the third time the Panthers outscored a team 7-1 (or better) in the last two periods of a game:
7-1 – tonight vs. Buffalo
7-0 – 3/25/17 vs. CHI
7-0 – 2/5/08 vs. TOR – 9:49 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
MIDRANGE KILLER DEMAR DEROZAN.
@NBCSChicago | @DeMar DeRozan pic.twitter.com/rTR4QPQzWN9:48 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Bulls are getting an open look almost every trip, and can’t hit any of them. As a result, Tom Thibodeau has now gone super small, with Julius Randle at center. Both teams playing four guards down the stretch. – 9:48 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Lonzo is 2-for-10 from 3 and that will happen sometimes, but #Bulls should look for Ayo at the 3-pt line when he’s out there. Played 17 mins tonight and no 3-pt shots – 9:48 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Knicks are totally ignoring Javonte Green out there. pic.twitter.com/uWLXGEFrGG9:48 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
JU OFF THE GLASS FOR THE LEAD 😤 pic.twitter.com/R1jal9Pkun9:46 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Someone with connections should call up the basketball gods to request seven games of Knicks-Bulls in the spring. – 9:46 PM
Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Knicks strategy of not guarding Lonzo Ball at the 3-point line is proving brilliant so far. – 9:46 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls trail on a Randle bucket 106-105 3:58 left 4th. – 9:45 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Man, all three Knicks-Bulls games thus far this season have been intense and entertaining and awesome… feels like these two teams are destined to square off in the playoffs this year – 9:44 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Big-time contest by Lonzo Ball on that Quickley transition attempt. – 9:44 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
And the Knicks take the lead with 4:32 left on a Julius Randle bank shot. The Bulls still don’t have an answer for Randle, who has scored 25 points tonight. – 9:44 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Alex Caruso is like if you took the +/- stat and made it into a person – 9:44 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Left corner has not been kind to Lonzo tonight – 9:43 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
I don’t want to assume Knicks are ignoring Lonzo Ball in the corner, but they sure aren’t paying too much attention to him. He’s 2 for 9 on 3s. – 9:43 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Lonzo Ball has missed five corner 3s from the same corner tonight. Rough shooting night for a guy having a career year as a 3-point shooter. – 9:43 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Knicks take 4th-quarter lead, their first since 7-5 in 1st. – 9:43 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Knicks have gotten really lucky leaving Lonzo wide open in the corner a few times in the second half. He’s missed all of them. – 9:42 PM
Rebecca Haarlow @RebeccaHaarlow
On the lack of calls, Randle tells me the guys who ‘sell calls’ are really leaning into that strategy this season, but he won’t do it. That it’s not in his nature to flop. As for latest 2-minute report, it’s not gratifying because it doesn’t change the outcome of Nets game. – 9:42 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
GIMME THE HOT SAUCE, VOOCH.
@NBCSChicago | @Nikola Vucevic pic.twitter.com/jkP63gmY6M9:42 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
DeRozan and Vucevic have all the Bulls’ points in the fourth, keeping them barely ahead after Knicks erased their 21-point lead. Chicago up 105-102 midway through the fourth. – 9:42 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
We’ve been on the Vooch watch for 2 games with the 3 rock..he’s 11-13 last two games…Bulls Nation..he’s hoopin. @670TheScore @Audacy @Chicago Bulls radio. Bulls 105-102 5:54 left. Vooch-DeRozan-LaVine=74pts. – 9:41 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Looks like Thibodeau is closing with the following lineup:
Randle, Fournier, Robinson, Burks, Quickley
Bulls 105, Knicks 102 with six minutes left. – 9:41 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Another huge night from Nikola Vučević, who might outpace his season-high 30-point performance from Monday. He’s got 27 points with 5:54 left here in New York after hitting two 3-pointers over the last three Bulls possessions. – 9:40 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Mitchell Robinson is in some discomfort on the bench during this timeout. But after getting looked at, he’s going to stay in the game, it appears. – 9:40 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Mitch had played well tonight… but the entire Garden screaming “guard Vooch!!” – 9:40 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Vucevic is 11-13 from 3 in last 2 games. – 9:40 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Knicks asking a LOT from Robinson to be in a form of drop coverage and then get out to Vuc on pick-and-pop 3s – 9:39 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
If it’s the fourth quarter, Alec Burks is____
A.
B. ucket pic.twitter.com/HvVHSe6GH39:36 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
97-97….8:11 left 4th. Don’t leave us Bulls Nation. @670TheScore @Audacy @Chicago Bulls radio network. – 9:36 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Burks hits a 3 and the score is now tied 97-97 with 8:11 left. knicks started 1-for-11 from 3 and have hit 8-of-12 from beyond the arc since. – 9:35 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Somebody take away the car keys and call Knicks-Bulls an Uber. – 9:35 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
It’s weird, it’s like good things happen for the Knicks when they defend and box out and play with effort/energy – 9:34 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Knicks have finally made it all the way back, tying the game at 97 with 8:11 to go here at MSG. Have completely flipped the script in the second half. – 9:34 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
BIG MONEY AB.
TIE GAME. – 9:34 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Alec “Mr. 4th Quarter” Burks – 9:34 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Bulls and Knicks are tied at 97 with 8:11 left to play in New York. Fun game. Should be a great finish. Get to NBA TV. – 9:33 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Obi Toppin has ran at least two miles in the last three minutes of gametime. Please tell me someone is watching this man unlimited turbo around the court. – 9:33 PM
Trey Kerby @treykerby
A vintage forehead-to-forehead showdown is in range for Bulls-Knicks. – 9:33 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
DEMAR DEROZAN PROFESSIONAL SCORER.
@NBCSChicago | @DeMar DeRozan pic.twitter.com/E6qe4ULh6u9:33 PM

Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Bulls Knicks has turned into an endless loop pic.twitter.com/IIifkABFX79:32 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Caruso is basketball E. Honda. – 9:31 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Man. Even when Caruso bungles something, he seems to have uncanny ability to make up for it instantly. Got steals immediately following two turnovers early in fourth quarter – 9:31 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Alex Caruso has been the best perimeter defender in the NBA this season and my goodness is it showing tonight. – 9:30 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Alex Caruso has drawn three illegal screens tonight – 9:29 PM
David Thorpe @coachthorpe
Is it crazy to suggest Caruso is a DPOY candidate? He is the rare perimeter defender that has to be schemed for, like Deion or LT were in football. – 9:29 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Obi Toppin should not be allowed to dribble … under any circumstances … just rebound and dunk. – 9:28 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale
obi toppin sometimes too fast for his own dribble – 9:27 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale
evan fournier, demar derozan and derrick rose all having blocks in the same quarter was not on my knicks-bulls bingo card – 9:24 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
12 minutes to go.
Keep pushing. pic.twitter.com/dKv1eUqTw29:24 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls 89-83 after 3. LaVine andVucevic each with 21. DeRozan with 16. Bulls outscored 32-20 in 3rd. Randle 21-11-6. Keep your dial set to @Chicago Bulls radio network..@Audacy @670TheScore9:24 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Through three quarters, the Bulls lead the Knicks 89-83.
• Randle 21-11-6
• Fournier 16 pts
• LaVine 21-5-4
• Vucevic 21-6-3
• DeRoza 16-4-2
Knicks win the third quarter 32-20. – 9:23 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
I did not think I’d see DeMar DeRozan block Obi Toppin on a drive tonight. What a bizarre third quarter. – 9:20 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
I think Fournier had like 3 red bulls at the half – 9:20 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
How do say “no” in French? pic.twitter.com/ZzDUbX993B9:16 PM

Steve Popper @StevePopper
Fournier has three steals (and I think he has four by my count) and now the Knicks win the challenge on his block of a Caruso attempt to get on Sportscenter. Not the comeback key you’d expect. – 9:16 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Critical 3-pointer by Lonzo Ball as the Bulls stretch the lead back up to 7 points. He was visibly frustrated after missing two from the corner earlier this quarter. – 9:15 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Randle should yell at Fournier every halftime. – 9:14 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Thibs wins the challenge. Clean block by Fournier. – 9:13 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Back-to-back 20-point games for Vucevic – 9:09 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
I’ve been old man yelling at cloud every time I talk about Caruso starting. Night and day when he and Ball are on the court together vs. when they are separated. – 9:09 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
It’s a special kind of doom that can be salvaged only by unexpectedly feisty Evan Fournier defense. And yet, that the type Knicks fans met tonight. – 9:07 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
This is based of a totally proprietary non-empirical algorithm but I feel like the Knicks are usually doing their best when Immanuel Quickley is playing well for them, more so than maybe anyone else on the roster. Almost like a bellwether for them. – 9:07 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Surprised Billy Donovan didn’t insert Alex Caruso out of that timeout. – 9:07 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
STARTS ON DEFENSE.
LET’S. GO. pic.twitter.com/FBepocJtrW9:07 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
THIS ISN’T THE PISTONS @ChicagoBulls – 9:07 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
That escalated quickly. Knicks win first six minutes of third quarter 25-10 and have trimmed an 18-point halftime deficit to 79-76 – 9:06 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
As bad as the first half was for the Knicks is as good as this third quarter has been. Back-to-back Immanuel Quickley 3-pointers has made it 79-76 with 6 to go in the third. It’s now a 25-10 run over the first half of the third quarter. – 9:06 PM
Spencer Percy @QCHspencer
Immanuel Quickley is a dog. Man, that dude turns the momentum in a game quickly w/ his offense. – 9:06 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
And now it’s down to 79-76 after consecutive 3-pointers by Quickley. Bulls led by 21 late in a first half they controlled. – 9:06 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Fournier left the floor at halftime arguing with Randle. Now he’s standing at centercourt imploring the crowd to cheer louder as they have cut what was an 18-point halftime deficit to 3 in less than 6 minutes. – 9:06 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Knicks have turned an 18-point halftime deficit to 79-76 in first 5:57 of 3rd.
Portland deja vu. – 9:06 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Bulls just let the Knicks get back in it. And fast!
Bulls 79, Knicks 76 with 6:04 left in the third. – 9:05 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Knicks: “Call it the ‘3rd Quarter of Doom’ … but not for ME!!!!” pic.twitter.com/ByPi73Pbwb9:05 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
That escalated quickly … Bulls doing a Houston/Portland in the third…. – 9:05 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Knicks back within 3 points. The Bulls look completely flummoxed as they keep getting smoked from 3-point range. – 9:05 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
NO QUIT IN THESE KNICKS – 9:05 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Bulls are intent on trying to blow this game by settling for nothing but missed 3s. Knicks have a 21-point deficit down to 77-70. – 9:04 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Knicks came out with intensity to start second half and cut deficit to seven. Evan Fournier turned it up. – 9:04 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
As is always the case without exception, the Knicks are dominating the third quarter. – 9:04 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Somewhat disastrous start to the half for the Bulls, who let the Knicks outshoot them 16-5 to creep back into single-digit territory. LaVine knocks down a 3-pointer to quell the run, but Fournier is heating up from long range. – 9:04 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Knicks now down 74-67 – much livelier than the first half. – 9:03 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Tom Thibodeau just pulled a lung arguing that Randle offensive foul – 9:02 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Knicks gonna set a record for offensive fouls on screens tonight – 9:01 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
During the 16 games in the month of November, Bulls were 8-1 in games in which Ayo played 18 minutes or more, and 1-6 in games he played less than 18. Now, he does play more when Bulls are leading late, so bend the stat how you want. – 8:59 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Quick timeout for the Bulls after the Knicks show some early signs of life to start the third quarter. Bulls still have a 74-60 lead. – 8:57 PM
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
Kristaps Porzingis is playing some of his best basketball in years and his confidence is back.
In this feature, Porzingis spoke to @esidery about his bounce-back year, playing with Luka Doncic, his “ugly” breakup with the New York Knicks and much more: basketballnews.com/stories/krista…8:54 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
An exasperated Tom Thibodeau used 10 players in the first half including Kevin Knox. – 8:54 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Troy Brown Jr.’s first half is snapshot of Bulls’ success this season. Out of rotation. Stayed ready. With Coby White out and Lonzo Ball in foul trouble, contributed 5 pts, a steal and rebound in 6 minutes.
It’s a serious-minded, professional group. – 8:48 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
The Bulls are hoopin. Troy Brown who was out of the rotation gets a first half call from Billy Donovan and responds: 5pts in 6min. Caruso- is non stop grit and hustle. One of the best acquisitions in the off season- another reason AK could win Executive of the Year. – 8:47 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
On a side note, how Alex Caruso didn’t wind up playing for Thibodeau is something I won’t ever understand. – 8:43 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
So far, so good.
Zach LaVine: 18 pts, 7-11 FG
DeMar DeRozan: 16 pts, 6-10 FG
Nikola Vucevic: 13 pts, 4 reb pic.twitter.com/45Q6bMAmUI8:43 PM

Dan Favale @danfavale
msg crowd: “de-fense, de-fense”
the knicks: pic.twitter.com/XPwcjah2iD8:43 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
What a half for the Bulls. Bulls Nation..where are you listening? We will give you a shout out on @Chicago Bulls radio @670TheScore @Audacy8:42 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Halftime. Bulls lead the Knicks 69-51.
• Randle 15-6-3
• Burks 8-5-2
• Rose 8 pts, 3 asts
• LaVine 18-3-2
• DeRozan 16 pts
• Vucevic 13-4-3
Knicks with 12 turnovers. Bulls shooting 57-46-100. – 8:42 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
This was an interesting strategy by the Knicks to press with 45 seconds left in the half. Screwed up the Bulls’ timing, took them out of a 2-for-1 opportunity. pic.twitter.com/M41YBWPa4M8:42 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
The Bulls are very good. They are playing very well.
That also may be the Knicks’ worst half of the season. No defensive cohesion. Rebouding problems. Sloppy turnovers. Tough to watch. – 8:41 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Gave up a few turnovers late, but #Bulls didn’t do much wrong in that first half and lead Knicks 69-51.
LaVine 18 pts, DeRozan 16, Vuc 13, Caruso on pace for triple-double with 6-5-6 and Bulls got 17 bench pts. – 8:41 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Just going to say that the Knicks highlights in the first half were a Kevin Knox 3 and a pair of steal and fast break layups by Fournier. The rest – not great. Randle and Fournier in a debate after Randle nearly turns it over and Quickley misses on a buzzer shot. It’s 69-51 Bulls – 8:40 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls 69-51 at half. LaVine with 18. DeRozan-16. Vooch 13-4-3. Caruso 6-5-6 Knicks 2-12-3s. – 8:40 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Knicks giving up two offensive rebounds on final defensive possession of the first half b/c the choose not to box out – Sums up the first half for the Knicks – 8:40 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Bulls lead Knicks 69-51 at halftime
69 points ties Bulls’ season-high for points in a half. Hit that number Monday against Charlotte and in the second half at Boston on Nov. 1 – 8:40 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Julius Randle and Evan Fournier have a discussion as they walk off the court. Appeared to be a miscommunication of some sort on the final possession. A good summation of a disastrous half for the Knicks, who trail 69-51 after a very impressive performance by Chicago. – 8:40 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Javonte Green goes airborne to shovel the ball into the net for his first points of the game, then knocks away a loose rebound to finish the half. He’s been hustling for plays all night while handling that Randle assignment. – 8:40 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Impressive first half from the Bulls. They are a top 5 most interesting team imo. – 8:40 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Bulls 69, Knicks 51, and it felt worse. LaVine with 18, DeRozan with 16. – 8:40 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Bulls 69, Knicks 51 at half
LaVine 18 pts
DeRozan 16 pts
Vucevic 13 pts
Caruso 6 pts, 6 assists, 5 rebs
Season-high points for 1st half
Bulls shot 57.4% – 8:40 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Julius Randle and Evan Fournier arguing with each other over a play as they leave the court for halftime. – 8:39 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Is the Bulls’ defense that good tonight, or are the Knicks just shorthanded and playing poorly? What y’all think?
Bulls 69, Knicks 51 at the half. – 8:39 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
The Nuggets are in New York, their third stop on a colossal 7-game, 6-city, 14-day road trip. It’s their longest since a 7-game, 15-day trip in March, 2018. Also: Denver’s catching zero of its opponents on this road trip on a back-to-back. All host the Nuggets on full rest. – 8:38 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Kevin Knox just doubled his season total in points with that 3-pointer. – 8:38 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Matt Thomas staying loose for the 4th! pic.twitter.com/ULHIVVY1wn8:38 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Knicks are 1 for 11 from 3 and their starting backcourt is 1 for 10 overall. Incredible restraint by Thibodeau to not look over at Kemba and say he can’t be worse than this and put him in. – 8:37 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Alex Caruso assists last 3 games: 6, 7, 6 and this game’s not at halftime yet. #Bulls8:36 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Tom Thibodeau has gone to Kevin Knox in the second quarter of this game. He has not gone to Kemba Walker at all since RJ Barrett left the Nets game in the second quarter. Seems he’s religiously sticking to keeping him out of the rotation completely. – 8:35 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Kevin Knox is in the game. – 8:34 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Billy Donovan named EC Coach of the Month … but shhhhh, don’t tell him …. a Coby White update and talkin’ practice … all in one read!
Read it:
chicago.suntimes.com/bulls/2021/12/…8:33 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls 59-39—3:51 2nd quarter. What a half for the Bulls. – 8:31 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
TBJ with the HUSTLE.
@NBCSChicago | @Troy Brown pic.twitter.com/71jJlug5xz8:30 PM

Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Billy Donovan just took a timeout between Alec Burks free throws. Donovan has done that a lot this season.
If you want to know the reason/math behind that, or want a better understanding of how data affects NBA decisions generally, check out The Midrange Theory by @SethPartnow pic.twitter.com/nlOJCUUCGw8:30 PM

Alan Hahn @alanhahn
These #Knicks are gracious hosts. Visiting teams so comfortable at the Garden. #NewYorkForever8:30 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Troy Brown Jr. is back in the rotation with Coby White out and has made an impact. Wrestled a loose ball from Alec Burks, put back an offensive rebound and buried a catch-and-shoot 3 off feed from Vucevic – 8:30 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Bulls force the Knicks into another timeout as they go up 20 points with 3:51 left in the first half in New York. – 8:30 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Knicks call time down 59-39 with 3:51 left in the half. Some numbers: Burks 0-5, 0-4 from 3. Knicks are 1-for-9 from 3. – 8:30 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Not sure if this is better or worse, but they’re not down by 20 because of a lack of effort. Bulls just moving the ball like crazy, hitting shots and all over the place on D – 8:29 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Bulls are absolutely demolishing the Knicks. Shooting 58 percent from the field, have hit half of their 3-pointers, and lead 59-39 with 3:51 to go in the second. – 8:29 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
The Bulls are up by 20 on the Knicks in New York. – 8:29 PM
Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
“A couple years ago, he thought about retiring. Now, he wants to be Tom Brady.”
– Walt Frazier on Derrick Rose – 8:26 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Lonzo Ball in foul trouble for the second game in a row.
Not enough to really merit worry over a pattern, but the Bulls defense sees a marked change when Ball isn’t on the court. – 8:24 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Billy Donovan using his preferred strategy of calling timeout between opponent FTs.
Troy Brown Jr. cracks rotation with Coby White sidelined and Lonzo Ball in foul trouble. – 8:22 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Alex Caruso, after brief rest, back in for Lonzo Ball because Ball has 3 fouls. – 8:17 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Alex Caruso dominated his entire first stint. Drew multiple offensive fouls, credited with two steals and handed out five assists. Led multiple fastbreaks flawlessly – 8:17 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
DeMar DeRozan momentarily turns into a twister with an aggressive spin move on the block for a layup. All three of the Bulls stars are getting firing in the first half — Vooch with 13, LaVine with 11, now DeRozan with back-to-back buckets. – 8:16 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
This is going to be a Matt Thomas game by the fourth! – 8:15 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
How not to beat the Bulls – pass it to them on offense …. – 8:12 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Seeing Ball and Caruso jump around on defense in person is pretty fun – 8:12 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Alex Caruso took over that first quarter. Think the refs got in the Knicks’ head because of three straight offensive fouls?
Well, Caruso drew all three of those fouls. Dude was everywhere. – 8:12 PM
Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
“That’s just horrible officiating. That’s overreacting to a reaction from a player.”
-Mike Breen on NBA Official Ben Taylor giving Taj Gibson 2 quick technical fouls pic.twitter.com/6uibvuayr28:12 PM

Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
THE CARUSHOW HAS STARTED IN NYC.
@NBCSChicago | #BullsNation pic.twitter.com/4CGXY1GzZx8:11 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
We here for you.
👋 @nicholasbraun pic.twitter.com/QvS9VGBFMe8:11 PM

Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
What a start!
Nikola Vucevic: 13 points (5-7 FG)
Zach LaVine: 11 points (4-7 FG) pic.twitter.com/EwxhXp9TDK8:11 PM

Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Awful first period for the Knicks. Bulls score 37 points and Knicks have have eight turnovers. This is the same team that looked so focused against the Nets? Go figure. – 8:10 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Nice catch-and-go here from Caruso, collapsing the defense and spraying it out to his Sticky Bandit partner Ball.
This is pretty much the perfect use of both of these guys, hiding their weaknesses and utilizing their strengths. pic.twitter.com/c5XPT6Vvbn8:10 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Our great sponsor @dunkindonuts is getting their money’s worth tonight…high flying dunks…Caruso is hoopin…Vooch with 13. LaVine with 9. Caruso 4-2-3. Bulls up 37-19 after 1. – 8:10 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
The Knicks down 18 after one quarter – if these starts continue they’re going to have to think about removing Kem…never mind. – 8:10 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Awful quarter all the way around for the Knicks. Bulls lead 37-19 and New York is severely depleted. Vucevic and LaVine already in double figures. – 8:09 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Through one quarter, the Bulls lead the Knicks 37-19.
• Randle 6 & 2
• Rose 4 pts, 2 asts
• Vucevic 13-2-2
• LaVine 11 & 3
• Caruso 4-2-3
Knicks had EIGHT turnovers. – 8:09 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Think we can call this #Bulls‘ best 1st quarter of the season; lead NYK 37-19, shooting 53.8%
Vucevic 13, LaVine 11, Caruso little bit of everything – 8:09 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
High-flying transition from the Bulls bench — Derrick Jones, Jr. feeds Ayo Dosunmu on the breakout, who lobs up a pass for Alex Caruso to dunk.
Billy Donovan has emphasized wanting more consistency and creativity from that second unit to close quarters. – 8:09 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Nikola Vucevic followed his best game of season vs. Hornets with his best first quarter of the season vs. Knicks
13 points (5-7 FG, 1-2 3P), 2 assists, 2 rebounds
And this:
pic.twitter.com/2H3wicENhS8:08 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Great job by Ayo to understand clock, slow down the push, and make Knicks settle for bad three at the horn. – 8:08 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Bulls carve up shorthanded Knicks (and a Thibodeau-coached defense) for 37 first-quarter points. Bulls up 18 already. Vucevic and LaVine scored 24 combined. Bulls have 10 pts off TOs already. – 8:08 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Alex Caruso is taking over Madison Square Garden – 8:07 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
The Knicks have played better. – 8:07 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Knicks let the refs take them out of the game completely. They’ve gotta figure it out quickly or this one is going to be a blowout. – 8:07 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Caruso sets up Vucevic for the slam over Julius Randle 👀🔨
pic.twitter.com/DCpgfNimeW8:07 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
With Coby White sidelined, more freedom for Ayo to do his thing. – 8:06 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Bulls are having their way with the Knicks. Getting whatever they want offensively, and frustrating New York defensively. It’s 33-17 with a minute to go in the first. – 8:06 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau on how refs call game now: ‘Just play’ newsday.com/sports/basketb… via @Newsday8:06 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
NBA report backs Tom Thibodeau, Julius Randle’s criticism of officials newsday.com/sports/basketb… via @Newsday8:05 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Alex Caruso got an offensive rebound, threw a no-look, between-the-legs pass for a dunk, drew an offensive foul on Taj Gibson, participated in Gibson losing his mind and drawing two techs, and drew another offensive foul on Julius Randle all within his first 2:28 of checking in. – 8:04 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
With no Noel and now no Gibson, Knicks center spot might be a real problem. Have to assume Robinson picks up a few fouls trying to figure out how to guard Vucevic. – 8:01 PM
Josh Martin @LonzoWire
The Bulls have taken another hit due to COVID. lonzowire.usatoday.com/2021/12/01/rep…8:00 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
Thibs and the Knicks can complain all they want tonight. Referee Ben Taylor having a rough game. – 8:00 PM
Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Knicks now let the officials get in their heads and blaming calls for everything. A loser’s mentality. – 8:00 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Zach LaVine gets the steal and takes flight for the slam ✈️🔥
pic.twitter.com/jXNxphrcy68:00 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Knicks down 26-13… which isn’t terrible considering they’ve played 8-5 in the first quarter – 8:00 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Refs are not the most popular folks here tonight – Rose drive waved off as Randle shoves Caruso off the ball before ball was released (call was reviewed and correct). Caruso was also tangled with Taj, so he’s probably in the same grouping as refs here at MSG. – 7:59 PM
Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Taj Gibson ejected for two technicals after erupting at the referees. Knicks already down centers Nerlens Noel and Jericho Sims. Mike Breen pounding the officiating crew for overreacting. – 7:59 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
And now an offensive foul on Julius Randle that takes away a basket by Derrick Rose. This is a mighty unhappy crowd at Madison Square Garden right now. – 7:59 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Feels and seems like Knicks carrying over some frustrations from Nets game into this one – 7:59 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
No basket… ball was still in DRose’s hand when Caruso went flying. – 7:59 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Now a Derrick Rose basket is going to be waived off because Alex Caruso, who was involved in both Gibson screens, drew an offensive foul on Julius Randle. Good call on Randle, too.
The MSG crowd, shall we say, does not agree. – 7:59 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Second straight offensive foul called on the Knicks. The vibes here… are not great. – 7:58 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Nerlens Noel out. Taj ejected. Mitch Robinson banged up…Knicks fans may finally get to see some Obi-Randle extended minutes.
Or Thibs will find a way so sign Joakim Noah at halftime. Not sure which is more likely – 7:57 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
The Knicks were already without RJ Barrett and Nerlens Noel, so now down three key players and already trailing the Bulls by 13. – 7:57 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Taj Gibson picks up a double technical and gets tossed from the game to a chorus of boos – 7:56 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Taj Gibson gets two straight illegal screen calls, completely loses his mind after the second one, gets two technicals and is ejected. New York is already down Nerlens Noel tonight, who is out with knee soreness. – 7:56 PM
Alan Hahn @alanhahn
Knicks vs Everybody. – 7:56 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Taj Gibson just called for an offensive foul – and a double tech hits quickly and he’s ejected. With Robinson in the back and Noel out, not great. – 7:56 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Wow. Knicks already shorthanded and Taj Gibson just got ejected at 4:14 mark of 1st. – 7:56 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Wow. Taj Gibson just got two techs and tossed after being called for illegal screens on consecutive possessions. You never see him get that angry. – 7:56 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Taj Gibson just got consecutive offensive fouls and went ballistic. Two techs and ejected. – 7:56 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
DON’T DO EM LIKE THAT VOOOCH! – 7:55 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Vučević throws down a dunk to tally 13 points so far in the first quarter. He’s single-handedly outscoring the Knicks right now. – 7:55 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Knicks have given up a ton of points so far tonight off bad weakside rotations, either with dump offs or offensive rebounds – 7:53 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
The Knicks are throwing an extra defender (Taj Gibson) at LaVine trying to get the ball out of his hands, and he absolutely does not care. pic.twitter.com/qqthuoh7ua7:53 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Nikola Vucevic into double figures in first 7 minutes. – 7:53 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Toughhhhhh fadeaway, Zach.
@NBCSChicago | @Zach LaVine pic.twitter.com/m4xxUqitV17:52 PM

Stephen Noh @StephNoh
How about Zach LaVine blowing up a dribble handoff? pic.twitter.com/E8IOOsQPkR7:50 PM

Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Fresh off his best performance of season vs. Charlotte, Nikola Vucevic is super involved early against Knicks. Took Bulls’ first three shots, scored Bulls’ first 7 points and has had lot of offense run through him
Up to 9 points on 3/4 shooting (1/1 from 3) at first stoppage – 7:50 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls up 16-11. Vooch with 9-1-1. – 7:50 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Vučević supplying most of the early offense for the Chicago Bulls in this first quarter. He got into the paint and hit a 3-pointer for 9 of the team’s first 16 points of the game. – 7:50 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Death, taxes, and Zach LaVine dunks 🔥
@NBCSChicago | @Zach LaVine pic.twitter.com/LEl6Ogub5D7:48 PM

Steve Popper @StevePopper
Mitchell Robinson went to the bench and was looked at by trainers – now heading to the locker room. – 7:47 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I love when LaVine is on the break and looks like he’s going to lay it up and then crams one instead. Always catches the defender off guard. – 7:46 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
Ju not playing around 💪🏾 pic.twitter.com/YnRg0zuCvz7:46 PM

Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
One thing to watch in this #Bulls-Knicks game, NYK ended its last game with Randle and Thibs very angry about the refs in narrow loss to BKN. Will Randle carry that energy into this one? – 7:41 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Have seen a few questions on this — Bulls-Knicks is about to get rolling on NBC Sports Chicago+ – 7:41 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
LET’S GO KNICKS. – 7:40 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Knicks are allowed to play Chance music I guess. – 7:38 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Ayo Dosunmu is representing the Bulls at the pregame meeting with officials at center court. Not often you see a rookie there. Bulls split that duty. Evan Fournier was there for Knicks. – 7:29 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Let’s check in on DeMar’s shoe game: pic.twitter.com/G1XcSLbBvH7:12 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
RJ Barrett out vs Bulls. – 7:07 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Knicks starting Burks, Fournier, Randle, Robinson and inserting Quickley into Barrett’s spot. Grimes started the second half Tuesday when Barrett couldn’t play, but was quickly lifted. – 7:07 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
Who’s ready for some Knicks basketball?
@Obi Toppin is. pic.twitter.com/QDgHsah9bF7:05 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
TONIGHT’S STARTERS:
Team : CHI (Visitor)
Ball, Lonzo
DeRozan, DeMar
Green, Javonte
LaVine, Zach
Vucevic, Nikola
Team : NYK (Home)
Burks, Alec
Fournier, Evan
Quickley, Immanuel
Randle, Julius
Robinson, Mitchell – 7:02 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Knicks starters:
Alec Burks
Immanuel Quickley
Evan Fournier
Julius Randle
Mitchell Robinson – 6:59 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Knicks announce Immanuel Quickley is starting tonight with RJ Barrett (illness) out. – 6:58 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
Quick making the start tonight vs. Chicago 🔋 pic.twitter.com/0WQ4Wqp5Ne6:58 PM

Steve Popper @StevePopper
And Knicks add Jericho Sims to the list of players out tonight – also with a non-covid illness. – 6:37 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Jericho Sims is sick, too, and is OUT for tonight’s game against the Bulls, the Knicks say. – 6:37 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
Under the bright lights of MSG 🏟 pic.twitter.com/15NggdgbQ46:30 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Knicks have ruled out RJ Barrett (illness) and Nerlens Noel (sore right knee) for tonight’s game against the bulls – 6:29 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Knicks announce that Barrett is out tonight (illness) and Nerlens Noel (sore right knee) is also out. – 6:29 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Knicks say RJ Barrett (illness) and Nerlens Noel (sore right knee) are out vs. Chicago. – 6:29 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
RJ Barrett and Nerlens Noel are both out for tonight’s game for the Knicks. – 6:29 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
RJ Barrett (illness) and Nerlens Noel (sore right knee) are both OUT for tonight’s game against the Bulls, the Knicks say. – 6:29 PM
New York Knicks PR @NY_KnicksPR
RJ Barrett (illness) and Nerlens Noel (sore right knee) are out for tonight’s game against Chicago. – 6:28 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Of note with @windycitybulls, #Bulls two-way player Tyler Cook scored 30 & 32 points in last two games vs Wis. Windy City is off until returning to Hoffman Estates for a home game on Sat. 12/15 – 6:28 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
Time for work.
#UltraDrip x #NewYorkForever pic.twitter.com/FpoAL8Kr5z6:20 PM

Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Billy Donovan says Coby White’s COVID symptoms are similar to Vooch — feels like a cold, can’t tell if it’ll get worse with time.
Zach LaVine is feeling better than Monday, when he played through a fever. – 6:19 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Billy Donovan said he’s spoken to Coby White since White tested positive for COVID. Reported feeling “not too bad” — like Nikola Vucevic, cold-like symptoms – 6:13 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Billy Donovan says he’s happy the investigation into the Bulls signing Lonzo Ball this summer is over. The NBA announced the Bulls would lose a future second round pick as a result of the investigation yesterday. – 6:07 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Billy Donovan said he spoke to Coby White and his initial experience with COVID is similar to Nikola Vucevic’s. Feels like he has a cold. Vucevic ended up worsening a bit as his case progressed.
Donovan said Zach LaVine is feeling better. He has non-COVID-related illness. – 6:04 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Billy Donovan said he spoke to Coby White said he feels like he has a cold, but otherwise is OK. Said there are no other positive tests among the Bulls after being tested today. – 6:01 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
ALERT: Saturday night’s game at home vs. the Bulls will now tip off at 8:00pm ET pic.twitter.com/uRPwdENPaH5:50 PM

Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
Thad Young was blindsided by the Bulls-Spurs trade and found out through Twitter.
“It definitely caught me off guard. My agent had just talked to everybody in Chicago and we were being told that I was coming back… I would’ve rather found out from them.” basketballnews.com/stories/thadde…5:47 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
R J Barrett game time vs Bulls – 5:45 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Tom Thibodeau says RJ Barrett is a game time decision with a non-COVID illness. – 5:45 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Game night ⁦@TheGarden⁩ ⁦@Chicago Bulls⁩ ⁦@New York Knicks⁩ ⁦@Chicago Bulls⁩ radio network ⁦@670TheScore⁩ ⁦@Audacy⁩ 6:15 pre. Fired up. All In. All Bulls. 365. 24-7. pic.twitter.com/e6GKpwTQH34:54 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wes Unseld Jr. was nominated for Eastern Conference coach of the month for Oct./Nov., the first time he’s ever been eligible. The award went to Billy Donovan (Bulls). – 4:50 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Wes Unseld Jr. was a nominee for Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for games played in October and November after he guided the Wizards to a 13-8 record. Billy Donovan, whose Bulls went 14-8, won the award. – 4:44 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Suns head coach Monty Williams and Bulls head coach Billy Donovan have been named the NBA Western and Eastern Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in October and November. pic.twitter.com/lwlqvBTNOF4:09 PM

New York Knicks @nyknicks
Tapping into Knicks all day every day. #SpotifyWrapped pic.twitter.com/a8vdNotOdW4:05 PM

Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Your Eastern Conference Coach of the Month… Billy Donovan! pic.twitter.com/dnXMMdDKc54:03 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Suns head coach Monty Williams and Bulls head coach Billy Donovan have been named the Western and Eastern Conference Coaches of the Month for November: pic.twitter.com/d1RYc7p9Ar4:01 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Locked on Pelicans is live!
🏀 Changes need to be made after blowout loss to Mavs
🏀 Kemba Walker a possible trade target?
🏀 Garrett Temple and Tomas Satoransky need to be out of the rotation
🎧 https://t.co/BETlDzTh35
Watch on YouTube!
📺 https://t.co/4DBESaga40 pic.twitter.com/Kvf5QRlPEb3:35 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
The Chicago at Brooklyn game will change game time to 8 pm. #Nets #Bulls #NBA3:33 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
🚨 Bulls Drop Alert!
🗓 Friday 12/3 – 2PM CT
Join the drop in the Bulls App for a chance to win an exclusive signed team print, presented by @AmericanExpress! pic.twitter.com/6lgu6LYJEh3:00 PM

Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
😤 @Derrick Jones Jr. and @Javonte Green getting it done on the defensive end.
Pick your favorite @zennioptical Blokz of the month! – 2:09 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
𝐼𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑦 🗽 pic.twitter.com/p7wJrk8qSO1:45 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Trae Young got a write in vote for mayor of New York City and he loves it nba.nbcsports.com/2021/12/02/tra…1:42 PM

, ,

More HoopsHype