Originally written on Knickswag  |  Last updated 11/9/14
Nuggets_anthony_sits_799e
Bulls vs Knicks: MSG 730pm   The Bulls come into the Garden for the first time this season.  Another long time rivalry renewed.  In their first meeting of the year, the Knicks were on the road, without Carmelo Anthony and they could just not buy a shot.  The Knicks were held to 32% shooting from the field.  Most of it had to do with Chicago’s top flight defense.  The Bulls are third in defensive efficiency, and second in points allowed per game and opponents field goal percentage.  These facts keep the Bulls in every game.  The Knicks are still the most efficient offense in the league.  Despite the loss of Derrick Rose, the Bulls are 14-10 and fourth place in the Eastern Conference. Having Carmelo Anthony will make a huge difference as he sets the table for the entire team and gets easier open looks for his teammates.  Steve Novak should be back from the flu as well.  Rasheed Wallace and Marcus Camby are still out.  In their first match-up, Marco Belinelli killed them from the outside going 4-6 from downtown with 22 points, while former Knicks, Nate Robinson provided a major spark off the bench with 14 points and 8 assists.  The Bulls also outrebounded the Knicks 47 to 40 and forced 15 Knicks turnovers, five more than their league leading average of 10.5. I expect a totally different outcome in this one.  Carmelo Anthony is truly a MVP candidate who cannot be stopped, it’s going to take the entire Bulls defense to slow him down which will only open up shots for JR Smith and Steve Novak.  Raymond Felton cannot settle for mid range jumpers, he needs to go straight to the hoop for lay ups and alley oops for Tyson Chandler.  Chicago is disciplined defensively, so it will be much easier said than done. Defensively for the Knicks, they need to continue to tighten up their defense like they did in the second half of their last Brooklyn win in order to contain Robinson, Hinrich, Belinelli, and Deng as well as out hustle Taj Gibson, Jimmy Butler and Joakim Noah on the boards.  If they do that, the Knicks will improve to 20-6 overall and 12-1 at home. Go KNICKS!   Sean Aquino @reactdrummer34 – Knickswag Contributor The post Knicks Look to Stop Bulls at MSG appeared first on Knickswag - A New York Knicks Blog - News, Rumors, and more!.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Jon Jones thinks he can beat Cain Velasquez

Larry Bird jokes about pose of Dominique Wilkins’ statue

Barry Switzer urged Cowboys to draft Murray with great quote

SF Giants file brief in support of gay marriage to Supreme Court

Jay Cutler available to teams in trade

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Brian Hoyer praises Johnny Manziel for checking into rehab

Dockett: I would have signed with Cardinals for less money

Report: Darrelle Revis' decision to come down to Patriots, Jets

Maurice Jones-Drew announces his retirement from NFL

Ndamukong Suh is biggest prize, risk in free agency

Associated Press will have 'robots' writing game stories

Five areas the Eagles must address this offseason

WATCH: Craig Sager emotional in warm welcome back to TNT

Likeliest landing spots for Ndamukong Suh

Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon drives a chrome Mercedes

WATCH: Ronda Rousey breaks guy's ribs who doubts her ability

Michelle Beadle’s campaign to be cast in ‘Sharknado 3′ pays off

Ten teams who have tightened the belt

Dodgers will have a tough time dumping Andre Ethier

Brian Cashman: Derek Jeter should be final Yankees captain

Tom Brady, Rory McIlroy to play round at Augusta National

No one knows who will win the 2014-15 NBA MVP

Giants TE on plane that slid off runway in New York

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Larry Bird trash talks Dominique Wilkins’ statue

Likeliest landing spots for Suh

Jay Cutler available to teams in trade

Ronda Rousey breaks guy's ribs

Ten teams who have tightened the belt

Mayweather waited for Pacquiao to get old, right?

Maurice Jones-Drew announces his retirement from NFL

Ndamukong Suh is biggest prize, risk in free agency

AP will have 'robots' writing game stories

Manning officially returning to Broncos

No one knows who will win the MVP

Pop rips notion of NBA Finals in July

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.