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Chicago Bulls earn narrow win over New York

Rose was able to hit a clutch game winner. (©GettyImages)
Rose was able to hit a clutch game winner. (©GettyImages).

On Thursday night, the Chicago Bulls defeated the New York Knicks at United Center with a low score of 82-81.

The Bulls were ahead for most of the game but the Knicks tied the game three minutes left and even took the lead with ten seconds left on the shot clock.  

But then Derrick Rose showed that he is on his way back to his best and made a clutch floater over the Knicks defence that decided the game.

Rose did not have a great shooting night, shooting just 7-for-23 from the field, scoring 18 points and add six rebounds and three assists. He also had four turnovers. Despite a horrible shooting night, he was able to become a hero at the end of the game and showed that he is still a team leader with taking the last possession shot.

All in all, there are certainly some improvements in comparison to last game against the Miami Heat.

The Bulls really showed in this game that they are all about the defence. Despite a poor shooting performance (31-76 FG), they let the Knicks score just 81 points and did a great job on superstar Carmelo Anthony as he shot just 8-24, scoring 22 points.

Luol Deng was the main man in terms of guarding Melo, but he was also noticeable in the offence, where he scored 17 points and also added a team-high six assists. 

Despite already leading by double-digits, the Bulls let the Knicks make a comeback. The main thing that brought Knicks back into the game were Bulls' sloppy plays on offence, where they committed 18 turnovers. 

The Bulls won the battle of the boards 48-42, but Tyson Chandler was a threat all game long and collected 19 rebounds until the end of the game.

The Bulls' starting shooting guard, Jimmy Butler, did a great job on defence and rebounding and his hustling overshadowed his offensive inconsistency.

The Bulls made a lot of improvement from their last game and can now be more confident going to Philadelphia for a game against the Sixers on Saturday.

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