At Madison Square Garden on Friday night,the New York Knicks lost for the third straight time in games with the Chicago Bulls this season,108-101.The Bulls were led by Luol Deng and his season high 33 points.
Carmelo Anthony's impressive second half and 39 points couldn't save the injury-riddled Knicks,who staged a fourth period rally that was stopped by a Marcus Bellinelli deflection.Anthony was greeted with cheers of "MVP" by the fans at MSG.
The Knicks are missing Raymond Felton,Marcus Canby and Rasheed Wallace,as evidenced by their falling to a 23-13 record with Friday's loss;the Bulls moved up to a 20-14 record.
The Knicks will take on the Detroit Pistons on Thursday,January 17 in the third NBA game in history to be played in the UK.The game,a Pistons hoe game,will take place at O2 Arena,London.Presented by Adidas, it will be broadcast by Sky Sports.The sold-out event will be available live in 3D and on mobile,online and tablet via Sky Go.
Following the Thursday game,NBA games will be televised by Sky Sports for the rest of the regular season on Sunday nights,with double headers on most weekends;then live NBA Playoff games,the entire Eastern Conference Finals;and every game of the NBA Finals in June.
A warm front moved into the US east coast Friday with rain and fog,but will be short-lived as cold air and possibly snow returns to the picture for next week.