CHICAGO (Ticker) - After losing the first six contests of a
seven-game road trip, the Chicago Bulls found a ray of hope
against the New York Knicks.
Luol Deng and the Bulls try to build on Saturday's victory over
the Knicks when the teams meet Tuesday in the second game of a
their home-and-home series.
Deng made 11-of-21 shots, scored 24 points and grabbed nine
rebounds to lead Chicago in Saturday's 106-95 win over New York.
Kirk Hinrich had 21 points, Andres Nocioni added 19 and Malik
One game after failing to grab a rebound against the
Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, Ben Wallace collected seven and
scored five points. However, he was benched for an extended
period of time for violating a team rule banning headbands.
Jamal Crawford scored 26 points, Eddy Curry added 20 and Steve
Francis 15 for the Knicks, who committed 26 turnovers and lost
for the fourth time in five outings.
Stephon Marbury, who clashed with coach Larry Brown last season
over playing time and his role on offense, played less than 20
minutes and did not take a shot.
New York will be without Channing Frye, who will miss three to
six weeks after spraining his left ankle Saturday. Teammate
Quentin Richardson is listed as day-to-day with a strained left