Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 36
  1. #1
    Administrator rady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Romania
    Posts
    4,715
    Rep Power
    10

    Chicago Bulls Game Thread: New York Knicks vs Chicago Bulls 28/4/2021 7:30 pm [Game #63]





    (26-35) -- (34-28)

    Venue TV TIME
    Madison Square Garden, New York, NY MSG 7:30 PM EST



    Probable starters:





    Injury Report

    Chicago Bulls New York Knicks
    Troy Brown Jr - Sprained left ankle (QUEST) Alec Burks - Medical protocols (OUT)
    Zach LaVine - Health and safety protocols (OUT) Mitchell Robinson - Foot fracture (OUT)
    Adam Mokoka - Concussion (OUT) -


    Game Preview

    Even during their longest winning streak in eight years, the New York Knicks spoke at various points about looking at game films and finding ways to play better.

    For the first time in three weeks, the Knicks spoke about those topics following a loss and will look to begin another winning streak Wednesday night when they host the Chicago Bulls.

    The Knicks (34-28) are 9-1 in their past 10 games, with that defeat coming at home Monday 118-110 to the Phoenix Suns after taking a 15-point lead in the first quarter. It was their first setback since dropping a 101-99 decision April 7 against the Boston Celtics.

    Before Monday, the Knicks' nine-game winning streak was their longest since a 13-game run of success March 18 to April 9, 2013, during a season when they won 54 games and last qualified for the postseason.

    After winning three overtime games in the most recent winning streak, the Knicks were unable to stop the second-best team in the Western Conference down the stretch, allowing Chris Paul to score seven points in a 70-second span late in the game.

    "You can't have the type of record that they have without being a high-quality team, so you're not going to beat them just playing well for 12 minutes. That's not going to get it done," Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said of facing the Suns. "So, it's going to be a street fight and you've got to compete."

    New York's winning streak lifted them from eighth in the Eastern Conference to fourth. Entering play Tuesday, the Knicks were tied with the Atlanta Hawks for fourth place and were 1 1/2 games up on the sixth-place Boston Celtics and two games ahead of the seventh-place Miami Heat.

    On Monday, Julius Randle produced a rare quiet night by scoring 18 points on 6-of-17 shooting. Randle was held under 20 points twice during the winning streak but this time the Knicks fell as they were outscored 62-47 in the second half. New York shot 43.2 percent after halftime after shooting 60.5 percent in the opening 24 minutes.

    "We were close but not close enough," New York reserve guard Derrick Rose said. "It hurts for sure losing a close game like that, but we can take lessons and learn from our mistakes."

    Now, both Rose and Thibodeau match up against their former team. Rose won the MVP with the Bulls in 2011, while Thibodeau coached the team to five appearances in the playoffs from 2010-11 to 2014-15.

    The Bulls (26-35) are still trying to inch into the 10th spot in the conference standings and grab a spot in the play-in tournament.

    On April 8, the Bulls were on a three-game winning streak following a six-game skid and were in 10th place, three games ahead of the 11th-place Toronto Raptors. Since then, they are 4-7 and have gone 4-3 without Zach LaVine (health and safety protocols).

    At the start of NBA play Tuesday, the Bulls are one game behind the 10th-place Washington Wizards, who are on a 10-2 surge.

    The Bulls are coming off a split with Miami. After seeing a comeback from a 24-point deficit fall short in a 106-101 loss on Saturday, the Bulls pulled away down the stretch for a 110-102 victory on Monday.

    Nikola Vucevic totaled 24 points and 11 rebounds as Chicago ended the game with an impressive 36-20 run and held a commanding 51-34 rebounding edge.

    "We're definitely aware of where we are and what's going on,'' Chicago forward Thaddeus Young said. "(The Wizards are) playing really good basketball, and we've got to figure out ways to win basketball games. Our approach to every game has to be the same: Win at all costs because everything is on the line from this day forward."

    --Field Level Media

    (STATS / cbssports.com)

  2. #2
    12th man
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    12,339
    Rep Power
    33

    Default

    Trap game for the boys, Bulls without Lavine and have a losing record since acquiring Vuc. Can’t letup and take the Bulls for granted, need to win every game against clubs we should beat before heading out west.

  3. #3
    12th man
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    12,339
    Rep Power
    33

    Default

    Just saw we signed or will sign some guy named Luca Vildoza, he’s shooting 38% in the Euroleague so I don’t see how the guy helps our shooting. I’d give the minutes to Nits before playing him, hope the buyout deal falls through.

  4. #4
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    8,715
    Rep Power
    21

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tiger0330 View Post
    Trap game for the boys, Bulls without Lavine and have a losing record since acquiring Vuc. Can’t letup and take the Bulls for granted, need to win every game against clubs we should beat before heading out west.
    Exactly how I feel. Very nervous about tonight. Teams often seem to have a letdown after the end of a winning streak.

  5. #5
    12th man
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    12,339
    Rep Power
    33

    Default

    Knicks build a nice double digit lead in the first. Remember the dynamic Coby White from last year that looked to make the RJ pick a bad one, well he's not looking like the burgeoning AS this year, might not be a PG because of his disappointing playmaking. If he's not hitting his 3s he might not even be an off guard, so far his 3 pt shot is slightly worse than last year.

  6. #6
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    3,869
    Rep Power
    21

    Default

    Uh-Oh Bullies on a 13-2 run Knicks only up by 4 just before the half.

  7. #7
    12th man
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    12,339
    Rep Power
    33

    Default

    Bulls come back in the 2nd to come within 2 but IQ makes a floater and Arch misses 2 fts to get the Knicks a 4 pt lead 36-32 6 left in the 2nd. Clyde said it about this being a trap, ominous sign Knicks playing down to the competition.

  8. #8
    12th man
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    12,339
    Rep Power
    33

    Default

    Coby makes a bad outlet pass that's intercepted by the Knicks is what I'm hearing about his playmaking, missing open guys, bad passes.

  9. #9
    12th man
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    12,339
    Rep Power
    33

    Default

    Knicks up 52-48 at the half. Breen called it uneven half of bball by the Knicks. Thibs can't be happy, going to light a fire under the team. I'd expect a better showing the second half.

  10. #10
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    8,715
    Rep Power
    21

    Default

    Donít like how that 1st half went. Our guys have me nervous still despite the lead.

  11. #11
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    8,715
    Rep Power
    21

    Default

    We look like garbage.

  12. #12
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    3,869
    Rep Power
    21

    Default

    Yup trap game

  13. #13
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    8,715
    Rep Power
    21

    Default

    Way too much Payton tonight. He is blowing it on both ends.

  14. #14
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    8,715
    Rep Power
    21

    Default

    How the hell was that a foul on Randle?

  15. #15
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    8,715
    Rep Power
    21

    Default

    Alright, Payton has made a couple nice plays now.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 30
    Last Post: Feb 05, 2021, 20:04
  2. Replies: 33
    Last Post: Feb 02, 2021, 19:35
  3. Replies: 44
    Last Post: Mar 01, 2020, 18:21
  4. Replies: 108
    Last Post: Nov 07, 2018, 15:03
  5. Replies: 36
    Last Post: Dec 28, 2017, 19:18

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •