Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 3)

Series starts 11/30

Game 1: Wednesday, November 30th
Game 2: Wednesday, January 18th
Game 3: Friday, March 3rd

Bulls 101

(7-6, 3-5 away)

Knicks 109

(5-9, 3-2 home)

Coverage: MSG

7:30 PM ET, November 30, 2005

Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

1 2 3 4 T
CHI 29 29 24 19101
NY 24 26 24 35109

Top Performers

Chicago: B. Gordon 28 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast

New York: J. Crawford 28 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Knicks hope to have Curry for matchup with Bulls

Chicago (7-5) at New York (4-9) 7:30 pm EST

NEW YORK (Ticker) - Eddy Curry had hoped to show his former team what it gave up. However, the 7-footer may be inactive when the New York Knicks host the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday.

After failing to agree on a long-term contract with the Bulls due to an irregular heartbeat, Curry was dealt to the Knicks on October 4 in a five-player deal.

The Bulls also sent center Antonio Davis to the Knicks and received forwards Tim Thomas and Mike Sweetney, guard Jermaine Jackson and three future draft picks.

A restricted free agent, Curry and the Bulls could not reach an accord on a long-term deal due to his ventricular arrhythmia, which he was diagnosed with late last season. He missed the final 13 games and Chicago's first postseason visit in seven years.

Despite possessing a wealth of mostly untapped talent, Curry has been a disappointment in his first month with the Knicks.

Since scoring in double figures in his first eight games, Curry has been hampered by a strained left calf over the last two weeks.

He missed his third straight game on Monday in the Knicks' 107-94 loss to the Miami Heat, and his status will be determined prior to Wednesday's contest.

Stephon Marbury scored 19 points and rookie Nate Robinson added 16 off the bench for New York, which dropped its fourth straight road contest.

Chicago hopes to carry some momentum from its 85-76 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday.

Reserve Luol Deng scored 21 points and Kirk Hinrich chipped in 20 and 14 assists for the Bulls, who have won four in a row.