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Game Thread: Knicks at Bulls- 1/1/16

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New year, more Knicks! The Knicks are in Chicago tonight. They beat up on the Bulls a little while back, and now they'll try to do it again against a pretty different team. Derrick Rose is probably out. Joakim Noah, who had a big game against the Knicks last time, is out. Pau Gasol -- who's had a rough season but seems like exactly the kind of steppin'-out big man who can get buckets over Robin Lopez -- is back. New York's rotation players are healthy, and they'll be thinking of Cleanthony Early as he begins his recovery.

The Bulls remain pretty up-and-down, and they can still defend. Jimmy Butler is still extremely good. The teams are both rested this time, instead of playing the second back-to-back.

Those are the things.

Tip-off tonight in Chicago is at 8 PM. This is your game thread. This is Blog a Bull. Please don't post large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal streams in the thread. Please treat good commenters kindly and ignore bad or stupid commenters. Go the Knicks!