Enhanced Box Score: Knicks 114, Bulls 91 — December 16, 2022

I usually like to get this going throughout the game. You know, a stat here, a trend there, and then tie it all together towards the final buzzer. I’m not going to lie; I had four words down with under seven minutes left in the game, which perfectly surmises my thoughts on the Bulls these days, speechless.
I mean, what is there to say at this point?

Performances like these are becoming the same old song and dance for the Bulls. Getting obliterated from the three-point line. The Knicks outscored the Bulls 51-36 from beyond the arc. Getting outrebounded on the offensive glass. The Knicks outrebounded the Bulls 15-2 tonight.

Turnovers? 20 for the Bulls tonight and 12 for the Knicks.

Second chance points?

Fastbreak points? You guessed it, the Knicks dominated that one, too, 21-11.

Remember, the Knicks were one of the worst three-point shooting teams in the NBA coming into this two-game series at the United Center. They drilled 18 on Tuesday and 17 tonight. Jalen Brunson hit a career-high six triples in the Knicks blowout victory over the Bulls, sticking it to his hometown team one more time this week.

Things got so bad in the fourth quarter that Derrick Rose, who hadn’t played in six games, broke out of the sweatsuit and checked into the game with 3:31 to play and the Knicks up 109-82.

The best part of the night for Bulls fans was the loud ovation they gave Rose when he checked in. Small victories for a fanbase going through some tough times right now.

Here’s your EBS; wallow in the pity with me:

You can view the complete box score here.

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Patrick grew up in Chicago's Bridgeport and Garfield Ridge neighborhoods before moving to the Western Suburbs of Chicago before eventually relocating to the Las Vegas area with his family in 2023. He started with Bleacher Nation in 2021 and has spent time as a Staff Writer and on the Chicago Blackhawks beat. He is currently a writer and editor at Bleacher Nation covering the Chicago Bears and the NFL at large and the author of the Bleacher Nation Newsletter. Patrick is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA).

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