Joakim Noah registered a triple-double with 13 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a blowout victory over the New York Knicks, 109-90. The Bulls played an efficient game offensively, shooting 39-84 (46.4%) from the field and turning it over just three times. Chicago (33-26) is now on a four-game winning streak.
Noah shot 4-10 and converted 5-8 from the free throw line. Other key players for Chicago included Jimmy Butler with 19 points and 6 rebounds, Carlos Boozer with 14 points and 7 rebounds, and Mike Dunleavy with 10 points and 7 rebounds. Despite the loss, Carmelo Anthony put up 21 points for New York on 8-17 shooting, including 2-4 from behind the arc.
After putting up a sparkling assist-to-turnover ratio of 10.00, the Bulls are 3-3 on the season when eclipsing 2.50 in this category. However, the Knicks are 1-7 when allowing their opponents to achieve such a lofty ratio.
New York (21-39) has now dropped their last six consecutive games.
Coming up, the Bulls battle the Brooklyn Nets, who are 28-29 on the season. The Knicks match up with the Detroit Pistons, currently sitting at 23-36 this year. The Bulls emerged victorious each of the last two times against Brooklyn. The Knicks are 1-1 versus Detroit this season.