CHICAGO (TICKER) —The Chicago Bulls try to snap a two-game losing streak and hand the New York Knicks a fifth defeat in six contests when they meet at the United Center on Monday in the front end of a home-and-home series.
The Bulls, who will face the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, had won two in a row before losing at Washington and Milwaukee on Wednesday and Friday.
In the 93-85 overtime loss to the Bucks, Jalen Rose led Chicago with 19 points and 12 rebounds and added six assists but shot just 8-of-21.
The Bulls shot an abysmal 29 percent from the free-throw line (6-of-21) in the defeat.
New York lost at home to Washington on Saturday, 89-84. The Knicks took an 84-83 lead on a 3-pointer by Howard Eisley with 21 seconds left but were blanked thereafter.
The Bulls have won three in a row over the Knicks here and the last two overall in the series.