Barrett leads Knicks past Bulls 114-91 for the sixth straight W
- Updated: December 17, 2022
RJ Barrett scored a game high 27 points as the New York Knicks defeated for the second straight time the Bulls in Chicago to win their sixth straight game.
But the main story is about the two guards that rocked the Bulls from the three point line. Jalen Brunson and Quentin Grimes scored 22 points each and combined eleven three pointers.
Brunson, who also had six assists and three steals, made a career-high six threes while Grimes made 5, both of them from 9 attempts.
The Knicks dominated their opponents on the offensive side where they grabbed 15 rebounds to just a couple by the Bulls. They also destroyed the Bulls on the defensive side where they had 13 steals to just 3, and forced Chicago to turn the ball over 20 times.
With 4:28 left to play, the Knicks built their largest lead of the night, 109-79 after completing a 14-0 run.
Julius Randle was in double-double with 19 points and 12 boards to which he also added 4 assists and 3 steals.
The Bulls were led by Zach LaVine with 17 points, DeMarr DeRozan added 14 and Patrick Williams finished with 10 buckets for the home team who has now dropped 11-17.
Derrick Rose, who was demoted following the loss to Dallas earlier this month, hasn’t seen too many minutes since. But as the game was being decided before the final buzzer, Rose was sent in for four minutes and the Bulls fans gave him a big round of cheers after booing the Knicks the entire night.
“I’m just blessed that we played a great game and it allowed me to go out there and play.”
– Derrick Rose
The Knicks have now improved 16-13 and are sixth in the Eastern Conference.
Up-next: The Knicks will travel to Indianapolis to take on the Pacers (15-15) on Sunday from 5:00 pm.