New York Knicks 103 - Chicago Bulls 95
Danilo Gallinari skies high as he attack the basket during the first half of action.
Stat Of The GameRaymond Felton recorded 20 points, 12 assists and five steals, dishing out at least 10 dimes for the sixth consecutive game. He is three shy of the Knicks franchise record of nine consecutive games with at least 10 assists set by Micheal Ray Richardson from Dec. 23, 1979 – Jan. 8, 1980. Felton’s streak is the longest by a Knick since Mark Jackson’s streak of six consecutive games from Feb. 21-Mar. 2, 1989, which is the third longest streak in franchise history.
Turning PointThe Knicks locked down on the defensive end in the fourth quarter, holding Chicago scoreless from 10:10 to go in the fourth until Carlos Boozer hit a bank shot with 1:52 remaining. During the eight minute span, the Knicks took a 10 minute lead to secure the Christmas Day win.
Quote Of The Game
“We’re really playing great defense right now. Our offense is clicking right now also. Our defense has really been great over these past couple of games. That’s why we’re winning games – we beat a really good team today. They are one of the best teams in the League right now, in my opinion. So, it’s just a good win for us, especially on Christmas Day.”-- Raymond Felton