The Knicks fell to the Bulls, 109-90, their sixth consecutive loss.
All you need to know about this game is how the first 4 minutes went. At the 7:49 mark in the 1st quarter, Joakim Noah hit a shot and made it 16 to 1 Bulls. The Knicks never recovered from that start.
The Knicks surrendered their second consecutive triple-double. After Stephen Curry burned them a few nights ago, Noah was the dominant force in this game. He finished with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 14 assists. D. J. Augustin was also fantastic with 23 points off the bench.
Amare Stoudemire gave the Knicks a nice spark off the bench in the 2nd quarter, scoring 14 points on 7 for 8 shooting and adding 6 rebounds. Unfortunately, he got into quick foul trouble and fouled out halfway through the 4th.
Carmelo Anthony scored just 21 points, his fewest since February 9th against the Thunder. J.R. Smith, Tim Hardaway Jr. and the aforementioned Stoudemire were the only other Knicks in double figures (Bulls had 7). Tyson Chandler had 22 rebounds. It was his 2nd 20+ rebounding game this season.
Hardaway Jr.’s 14 points came on 5 for 13 from the field.
The Bulls committed just 3 turnovers in the entire game. The Knicks had 12.
The Knicks continue their road trip tomorrow when they take on the Detroit Pistons at 7:30pm.