Originally posted on ZagsBlog.com:
NEW YORK — Luol Deng has only seen the Knicks up close three times this season, but it’s plain to him that they are not the same team offensively without Raymond Felton.
“I think Felton was doing such a great job for them in the pick-and-roll and spreading the floor,” Deng told SNY.tv after putting up a season-best 33 points as the Bulls handed the Knicks their third straight loss, 108-101, Friday at Madison Square Garden.
Since Felton fractured his right pinkie during the Christmas Day loss to the Lakers, the Knicks (23-13) are 3-5 and have dropped three straight. He is projected to be out 4-6 weeks.
Their offense looked stagnant against the Bulls. Instead of moving the ball and finding open shots, they settled too much for isolation plays involving Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith.
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