Derrick Rose heated but Bulls go cold

Amare Stoudemire frustrates Chicago star as Knicks' D delivers lumps on Christmas

Updated: December 25, 2010, 7:48 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

NEW YORK -- The bad news first.

In their first Christmas game since You Know Who played in 1997, the Bulls didn't quite resemble those vintage Chicago teams that regularly played on the holidays, losing 103-95 to the New York Knicks thanks a languorous fourth quarter.

Chicago still has a gaping hole at the 2-guard spot and another one in the post, with Joakim Noah out with his hand injury. While Noah will be back after the All-Star break, there are no easy answers to the poor showing ...

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