Chicago Bulls v New York Knicks
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The New York Knicks dropped their third game of the season to the Chicago Bulls in another heartbreaking loss behind the play of Lauri Markkanen.

  • New York Knicks 119 (19-22)
  • Chicago Bulls 122 (15-27)
  • NBA, Final, Box Score
  • Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

The Knicks just can’t seem to figure out the Chicago Bulls. The Chicago Bulls of all teams. Wednesday night marked the third time this season in three tries that the Knicks have fallen to the lowly Bulls. And each time has been more heartbreaking than the last.

Wednesday’s defeat was a brutal double overtime thriller at the garden. It was another rough shooting night for Kristaps Porzingis–24 points on 24 shots–and even a triple-double from Jarrett Jack wasn’t enough to overcome the young upstart Bulls.

They were led by rookie big man Lauri Markkanen. The top-ten pick from Finland is often compared to Porzingis for his size, athletic ability, and shooting stroke. Markkanen managed 33 points on 10-of-22 shooting in 46 minutes.

The Knicks fall to three games below .500 with a game against the red-hot Minnesota Timberwolves on the road coming up on Friday. This was an important game to win. New York typically takes care of business at home.

Key Player

Michael Beasley dropped 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in 39 minutes off the bench. Unfortunately, he disappeared late in the overtime when he was being guarded by David Nwaba.

Key Stat

The Bulls wanted to run and up down the court and the Knicks didn’t. Chicago had 22 fast break points to New York’s 5.

I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.