New York (13-21) at Chicago (13-23)

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  • Game info: 8:30 pm EST Mon Jan 13, 2003
  • TV: MSG, WCIU
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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.

Jamal Crawford, who was starting in place of injured point guard Jay Williams (sprained right ankle), scored 16 points to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists.

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.

Allan Houston led the Knicks with 22 points but had a 3-pointer blocked by Christian Laettner and missed a go-ahead jumper in the paint down the stretch.

The Bulls have won three in a row over the Knicks here and the last two overall in the series.

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