Bulls outlast Knicks, 122-119, in two OTs


Unlike Chicago, games featuring the Knicks have gone under the total 52.5 percent of the time. Courtney Lee got the rebound inside and passed it out to Doug McDermott, but time expired before he got a shot off.

But the Bulls had that in quite a special way on Wednesday night when they faced the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Until they do, Porzingis' shooting percentage will continue to plummet toward 40 percent.

Chicago comes into the contest with records of 14-27 straight up (SU) and 22-16-3 against the spread (ATS). "My coach used to say stuff like we play good enough to lose", Jack said. For the Knicks, Michael Beasley missed the last game with a sprained ankle and is questionable tonight. Cousins was 2 of 10 from the field entering the fourth, but scored 14 points in the final quarter.

Bucks 110, Magic 103: Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 26 points, Khris Middleton added 22 and host Milwaukee beat Orlando, which lost its 15th game in its past 16.

Rookie Lauri Markkanen connected on a career-high eight three-pointers, had a thunderous dunk over Enes Kanter and finished with 33 for Chicago.

Despite only starting three games this season after missing more than 20 games with a broken jaw suffered during a fight with teammate Bobby Portis, Mirotic leads the Bulls in scoring at 17.4 points per game and ranks second on the team with 7.0 rebounds. Dunn, who shot 3-for-15 in regulation, then missed a jumper over Jack. Despite the loss, Porzingis was the game's leading scorer with 23 points.

The Knicks rank third in second chance points per game (14.4) while the Bulls rank 24th (10.6).

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Kris Dunn always talks about playing with a swagger.

During their last five games, the Knicks have scored an average of 100.4 points per game (2.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 105.4 points per game (1.5 above their season average).

Porzingis sank a 3-pointer with 7.5 seconds remaining. Markannen was fouled intentionally with 6.8 seconds left and he sank both free throws for the final points of the game. I wasn't going to try it, honestly. But he missed a three on the next possession, and Markkanen came down and drained a three to tie it 108-all. Jack inbounded the ball to himself off Dunn's back to score a tying basket.

The Bulls never trailed in the second overtime. Damian Lillard made a layup on the other end, but Paul cut through three defenders to make an off-balance layup to push the lead to 113-106. The Knicks rebounded and called time with 4.8 seconds left. Kristaps Porzingis finished with 24 points, including a dunk at the buzzer to force the second OT.

The result may have been disappointing, but Jack did everything in his power to lead the Knicks past the Bulls.

Jimmy Butler scored 26 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had eight assists for the Minnesota Timberwolves in a win against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Ellington was one of three Miami players with 15 points.