Field Goal %
- NY 44.3
- 46.4 CHI
Three Point %
- NY 27.8
- 36.4 CHI
- NY 13
- 3 CHI
- NY 47
- 55 CHI
- Chicago, IL
- Line: CHI -6.0
0:00 - 4th Quarter
End of Game
Following Sunday's 14-assist game against the Knicks, Joakim Noah now has 4 10-assist games since February 6th...Carmelo Anthony has 5 games with 10+ assists in his career.
The Bulls committed only three turnovers Sunday, the fewest for any team in a game this season.
The Knicks attempted fewer shots in the paint against the Bulls than in any game this season. They were 10-of-19, which also tied the fewest made shots in the paint this season. Of their 79 field goal attempts Sunday, 42 of them were pull-up jumpers with an average shot distance of 18.4 feet from the basket. Overall, the Knicks' average shot distance was 16.5 feet, which is almost 3 feet farther away than their season average.
Joakim Noah dished out a career-high 14 assists while notching his fifth career triple-double Sunday. Six of his assists were directed at a cutter and five led to a catch-and-shoot.
From Elias: Joakim Noah with 14 assists...FROM ELIAS: He's the first center with 14 or more assists in a single game since Sam Lacey in 1978-79 for the Kansas City Kings.
From Elias: Joakim Noah currently leads the Bulls this season in total assists with 269. The Bull with the next-most assists is Kirk Hinrich with 210.According to Elias, the last center to lead his team in total assists for a season was David Robinson in 1993 with 381.
Joakim Noah set a career high with 14 assists today. It's his fourth double-digit assist game in his last 11 games. He had 3 such games in his first 442 career games.
Joakim Noah is now averaging 4.7 assists per game this season, which would be the most by any center in a season since Brad Miller also averaged 4.7 a game for the Kings in the 2005-06 season.
From Elias: The only Bulls players with more career triple-doubles than Joakim Noah are Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.
Doc Rivers says Steve Kerr, as coach as the West All-Stars, should probably forget about his own superstar players.
With Latrell Sprewell in attendance, Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks record a crucial win at Madison Square Garden that took off some of the pressure surrounding the franchise.
DeMarcus Cousins picks up his 18th technical foul of the season by smacking Donatas Motiejunas in the face on Sunday night. Later in the game, Buddy Hield receives a flagrant 2 foul and gets ejected for a low hit on Cousins.