After trailing by double-digits for most of the first half, the Chicago Bulls have come back to take a 75-72 lead over the New York Knicks going into the final quarter on Sunday. While it seemed like a blowout might be coming when the Knicks took a 24-6 lead, the Bulls have battled their way back into the game with strong defense.
The Knicks have scored just 41 points in the past two quarters after scoring 31 in the first period. That greatly improved defense has coincided with the Bulls getting back into the flow on offense, leading to the impressive comeback that's occurred in Madison Square Garden.
Derrick Rose struggled badly in the first half but he finally came to life in the third quarter, scoring 15 of his 21 points to bring the Bulls back into the lead. Luol Deng is the only other Bull that's scored in double-digits as he's put up 13 points so far.
Carmelo Anthony leads the Knicks with 26 points on 10-of-19 shooting. Iman Shumpert has added 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists for New York.
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