"He went through a period where it seemed like his legs were dead". If they do, the Knicks will be able to hunt, pick, and choose the type of package they want back.
NY retaliated by outscoring their opponents in the second frame, 34-25.
Porzingis made 11 of 15 shots and added 10 rebounds as he recorded his first double-double under Rambis, who has been partly criticized for Porzingis' lack of productivity over the last month.
Below is the good, bad, and ugly from the Bulls loss to the Knicks. Chicago is the sixth best opponent three-point percentage, forcing opponents to shoot 33.7% from downtown per NBA.com. He can shoot over smaller defenders easily, and that was something Porzingis did when being guarded by Taj Gibson.
Derrick Rose scored seven of his 21 early in the fourth, but offense wasn't the problem, though the Bulls clearly believe they can win playing one end of the floor. The sky is the limit for the basketball unicorn! Chicago also helped themselves by taking care of the basketball, committing zero turnovers in the first half.
The Bulls need to accomplish a lot of things in short order to avoid being saddled with a short spring.
Carmelo Anthony playfully entertained the idea late Wednesday night.
In the third quarter, the New Yorkers went to work, throttling the Bulls 35-18 for a 92-73 lead. As a whole the team shot nearly 52% from the field with a 56% mark from deep.
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The defeat left the Bulls one game behind the Pistons, who beat the Magic 118-102, in the chase for the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.
The Chicago Bulls ended an otherwise solid homestand with a complete clunker against the New York Knicks. Porzingis was having his way with 17 and six boards.
Nikola Mirotic led the Bulls with a career-high 35 points. The two bigs combined for 14 points on 4-of-11 shooting from the field and just seven rebounds.
They will look to avoid another one on Thursday night when they head over to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks for the second consecutive evening.
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Carmelo Anthony dishes a pass, finishing with 24 points and five assists. It was nice to see New York's superstar recover so nicely from his migraine.
They continued their Mendoza-line like performances against a team that is drenched in so much turmoil the Kardashians are jealous of the New York Knicks. Porzingis had 18 double-doubles before Derek Fisher was sacked.
Kristaps Porzingis just missed doing something that a New York Knicks rookie hasn't accomplished since Patrick Ewing, but he may have another chance right away if the Chicago Bulls don't come up with a better game plan to slow him down.