After an ugly overtime loss to the Knicks just 48 hours ago, the Bulls welcome the Knicks back to the United Center for Round 2 of the back-to-back home series against the Knicks tonight.
New York Knicks (15-13) at Chicago Bulls (11-16) – 7:00 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago (TV), 670 The Score (Radio)
1. Alex Caruso
2. Zach LaVine
3. DeMar DeRozan
4. Patrick Williams
5. Nikola Vučević
Injury Report: Alex Caruso PROBABLE (back), Ayo Dosunmu OUT (abdominal)
New York Knicks
1. Jalen Brunson
2. Quentin Grimes
3. RJ Barrett
4. Julius Randle
5. Mitchell Robinson
Injury Report: Jalen Brunson QUESTIONABLE (foot), Obi Toppin OUT (leg) Ryan Arcidiacono DOUBTFUL (ankle)
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What to Watch For …
- The Knicks are the top team in the NBA when it comes to second chance points (17.5 points per game), and they scored 20 against the Bulls on Tuesday night. However, the Bulls are second in the NBA in defending second chance points, so hopefully, that push goes their way tonight.
- Despite entering Tuesday night’s contest with one of the worst three-point shooting percentages in the NBA, the Knicks shot the lights out from range, hitting 18-of-34 (52.9 percent) from range. The Bulls are one of the worst teams in the NBA when it comes to their opponent’s percentage of points coming from beyond the arc (34.3 percent).
- Per Bulls Game Notes, the Bulls are tied for third in points off turnovers per game (19.6), tied for fourth in defensive loose balls recovered per game (2.6), fifth in deflections per game (16.3) and 10th in total deflections (439).