Don't look now, but Knicks' D on a roll

Mike D'Antoni's bunch holds Bulls to 12 fourth-quarter points in Christmas Day win

Updated: December 26, 2010, 10:45 AM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The Knicks gave their fan base the best present it could've hoped for during a Christmas Day matinee against the Bulls on Saturday: They played defense.

For the second straight game, Mike D'Antoni's club beat a quality opponent behind a stifling effort on defense. Wednesday night, they clamped down on Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Saturday, they held Chicago scoreless over a key eight-minute stretch in the fourth quarter to seal their second straight win.

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