Game #36: Knicks vs. Bulls

When: 8:00 PM

Where: Madison Square Garden

Network: MSG, ESPN

Starting Lineups (Subject To Change)

Bulls (19-14)

PG: Nate Robinson

SG: Richard Hamilton

SF: Luol Dengchicago-bulls-v-york-knicks-20121221-192818-920

PF: Carlos Boozer

C: Joakim Noah

Knicks (23-12)

PG: Jason Kidd

SG: James White

SF: Carmelo Anthony

PF: Kurt Thomas

C: Tyson Chandler

Matthew Falkenbury

The Knicks are only 5-7 in the past twelve games and have struggled in the past two games with losses against Boston and Indiana. Tonight they are back at the Garden as they look to break out of their slump against Joakim Noah, Luol Deng and the Chicago Bulls. This is the third time the Knicks will play the Bulls this season, losing on December 8th in Chicago 93-85 and on December 21st 110-106 at the Garden.

Marcus Camby is out two to four weeks with a strained left plantar fascia and Rasheed Wallace is questionable with the Stress Reaction in his foot, but isn’t expected to play.

Also, on a personal note, I will be hosting the in-game chat on KnicksNow.com tonight, so I hope you stop by to talk about the game and hopefully see the Knicks get a win along with a measure of revenge against the Bulls. .

Five Questions About Tonight’s Game

  1. What kind of game will Carmelo have after his suspension and poor shooting night vs. Boston?
  2. How will Amar’e play in his first experience with back to back games this season?
  3. Can the Bulls front line continue to give the Knicks trouble?
  4. Can the Knicks offense find the space needed to operate at its previous high levels?
  5. Can the Knicks keep their cool tonight?