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Bulls 104, Knicks 102: Scenes from a Windy City heartbreaker


NBA: New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks’ quest to go 1-40 on the road this season continues. The ‘Bockers climbed out of an early 13-point hole against a ghastly Bulls team playing the second night of a back-to-back and took a slight lead in the fourth quarter. Just when a good team would step on the throat of their prey, however, the Knicks got outworked and outsmarted by Chicago as the Bulls pulled away relatively easily...until the Knicks caught fire in the last minute, forcing the Bulls to cough up the lead on a 10-0 run capped off by a magnificent sequence from Kristaps Porzingis.

What happened next? Knicks happened. They fouled Kriss Dunn with 2.9 seconds left, then were gifted a gloriously open look from three for Kristaps in the final second. He missed it, and the game was over. Was the call iffy? Maybe...whatever.

The good news? This was Frank Ntilikina’s best game in a while—perhaps even his best of the season. Ten points and 7 assists on the evening for the young Frenchman.

Recap to come. Focus on Frank, everyone.