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Bulls Drop Christmas Day Game To Knicks

Kyle Korver

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(WSCR) – Despite big efforts from Derrick Rose and Carlos Boozer, the Bulls still dropped their Christmas Day game to the New York Knicks.

Amare Stoudemire and Raymond Felton each scored 20 points, and the New York Knicks limited the Chicago Bulls to two baskets in the first 10 minutes of the fourth quarter, pulling away for a 103-95 victory Saturday.

Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari added 15 apiece for the Knicks, the NBA’s highest-scoring team but 28th in defense. Yet they didn’t allow a field goal for more than 8 minutes after the game was tied in the opening minutes of the final period.

Wearing green uniforms for Christmas, the Knicks looked like a completely different team in beating Chicago for the second time this season, winning the series for the first time since 2000-01.

Carlos Boozer had 26 points and 19 rebounds for the Bulls, who lost for just the second time in 11 games.

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