Dec 11, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) has his shot blocked by New York Knicks power forward Kenyon Martin (3) in the first half of NBA game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls' Comeback Falls Short

If not for a very disappointing second quarter in which the New York Knicks outscored the Chicago Bulls 31-15, the Bulls may have taken home the W.  Instead, the Bulls had to make a frantic run at the end of the game to try and get back in it.  The Bulls lost the game 83-78.

The Bulls were down 14 heading into the fourth quarter and appeared out of it, but a run allowed the Bulls to tie the game with just over 3 minutes left in the game.  Just like that they were back in it.

However, the Knicks would prevail despite poor shooting.

The Bulls were fairly pathetic shooting the rock as well.  Chicago shot just 33% from the floor as a team.  Turnovers were a big problem in this one too.  The Bulls turned the basketball over 22 times in the game.  Joakim Noah uncharacteristically turned the ball over 5 times.  Noah has been known as a good passer too.

After playing yesterdays game without Luol Deng, Jimmy Butler, and Noah.  Noah decided he was good to go for the game tonight.  Noah recorded a double double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

The absence of Butler and Deng is starting to hit the Bulls hard.  It doesn’t seem like they can find a flow offensively and they just look out of it at times.  For a team that has had a lot of injuries, that kind of thing is understandable, but it’s too early in the season to be laying down.

Mike Dunleavy led the Bulls with 20 points while Carlos Boozer  recorded yet another double double, he had 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Carmelo Anthony was the high man for the Knicks, he had 30 points and 10 boards.

The Bulls will now have an off day before traveling to Milwaukee to face the Bucks for the second time in four days.  The Bulls will try to improve upon their 2-9 road record.  Tip off for the game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. central.

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