Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks: Postgame Grades and Analysis

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Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks: Postgame Grades and Analysis
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With 5.7 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Derrick Rose would hit a contested floater to give his Chicago Bulls the lead and the victory over the New York Knicks by a final score of 82-81.

Despite Chicago holding a 13-point lead in the second half, New York was able to slowly chip away at the lead with strong outings by Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton.

Turnovers were the name of the game for both sides, as the Knicks and Bulls combined to turn the basketball over on 32 occasions, with 18 of those coming from New York.

Neither team shot particularly well either, as the Knicks only hit 36.0 percent of their attempts, while Chicago wasn't much better at 40.8. 

There was a clear advantage in the paint for the Bulls, who outscored their opponents 46-24 down low. 

This is the Bulls' fifth consecutive win in a home opener, which is a franchise record. It's also their sixth-straight victory over the Knicks. 

The Bulls will now travel to Philadelphia on Saturday night to battle the Philadelphia 76ers, while New York hosts the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday. 

*Grades are based on percentages, quality of performance, contributions on the court and final statistics.

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