Will the Bulls End Another Winning STreak Tonite When play the Knicks?
Bulls fans are hoping their team can end the New York Knicks 13 winning streak tonight when they play the New York Knicks ....Something about playing the Knicks bring out the best in the Bulls..They have averaged 92 a game this season,but average 103 a game against the Knicks....The Knicks have lost 19-22 in Chicago....And the Bulls have won all 3 games against the Knicks this season....
While a win won't have the same excitement and drama as when they ended Miami's 27 game streak(the 2nd longest in league history).
But with only a few games remaining in the season,Chicago players need some type of motivation going into the playoffs..They are 14-18 since the start of February and have lost their last 2 games to the Pistons and Raptors, 2 teams that won't be in the playoffs...Chicago have their work cut out for them in this game,because Rose's return is unknown,and several key players might not suit up tonite Deng(hip),Noah(foot) and forward Gibson (knee)...
The Knicks will be without Amare Stoudemire,Tyson Chandler,Wallace,Martin and Thomas....All Star Carmelo Anthony is averaging 40 pts/8 rbs/ 61% fg and shooting 58% beyound the arc in 5 games this months.....
It's going to see if the defensive minded coach Thibs and his Bulls be the team to slow down the RED HOT Anthony?
I expect the Knicks to come away with their 14th consecutive win.....
kind of a toss up if you ask me...without chandler and martin...booze will do what he wants. i think the game will be within five points
I think the Knicks will keep the streak alive. Like you pointed out, the Bulls have too many key players that are hurt. I do think it will be close because the Bulls are a scrappy team and Nate Robinson and Butler will come to play. But i'm taking the Knicks.
It's hard to say this but I'm thinking our streak ends tonight seeing how we don't have a big man on our roster pretty much rite now. But who knows without deng Carmelo might have a big game but jimmy butler has guarded him well this season when I've watched them play... But I'm hoping for a Knicks W tonight but offensive rebounding will be a big factor in this game who wins that will most likely win the game
All I can say is the Bulls are extremely well coached under Tom Thibodeau and despite all their injuries remain a threat to any squad. However Melo is playing out of his mind lately and NY is really deep...it'll take something special from the bulls to end this streak. Watched the toronto and chicago game recently and jimmy butler continues to impress
Naw, Jr Smith and Melo are playing out their minds right now, I think the Knicks are going to win.
deng was a game time decision this morning any news on it? with deng and butler ill give the bulls a shot
The starting tip was contested between Chris Copeland and Jimmer Butler. Don't normally have SF jumping for the ball to start the game. Both teams missing their 5's, Steve Novak was the only player over 6'9 in the game standing at 6'10. Small ball all game.
Crazy game. Melo played Center for a good chunk of the game with a lineup of JKidd, Prigioni, Felton and JR Smith. I guess that meant that JKidd was the power forward. Just bizarre.