Ah, well. When the Bulls played poorly, the Knicks beat them. They played very well tonight, and the Knicks did not beat them, falling way behind very early, then again very late. A combination of sloppy Knicks defense, streaky Knicks shooting, and some wild lineup swings sunk New York. Derek Fisher sent out lineups that went on double-digit runs, and he took some risks (like vacillating between very big and very small, limiting Robin Lopez, and playing Kevin Seraphin 9 non-garbage minutes) that definitely did not pay off. The Knicks climbed up one slope and tumbled down the other as Chicago went small and drowned the Knicks in buckets.
A few things to look at:
If you don't wanna know about the game and just wanna look at something nice, here's this.
Kristaps https://t.co/C5i4exbkuG— vineydelnegro (@vineydelnegro) January 2, 2016
And then there was the rest of the game, which featured a lot of this kinda stuff for the Knicks:
Arron Afflalo's attempts from every spot on the floor were basically all like that in nature.
And then there was a lot of stuff like this for the Bulls:
Rolls, man. Lotta rolls. And then in the fourth quarter, it wasn't rolls. It was EIGHT Knicks points, compared to 31 points' worth of this shit for Chicago:
A good shot https://t.co/GUwtlTXHzw— Ricky O'Donnell (@SBN_Ricky) January 2, 2016
Same, bro https://t.co/EsvdlVzWMm— Ricky O'Donnell (@SBN_Ricky) January 2, 2016
That's not the Bulls I know! Not cool!
Bad game. Didn't like the rotation, didn't like the results. On to the next one!