Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Chicago Bullies N. Y. Yet Again ; Grizzlies Boot Spurs; Nets Win Fifth Straight; Bucks Fall

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Chicago Bullies N. Y. Yet Again ; Grizzlies Boot Spurs; Nets Win Fifth Straight; Bucks Fall

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Luol Deng scored a season-high 33 points in the Chicago Bulls' third victory over New York this season, a 108-101 win Friday that sent the Knicks to their season-high third straight loss. Topping the 29 points he scored here last month, Deng shot 13 of 18 from the field and also led the defensive effort that contained Carmelo Anthony in the decisive first half of his return from a one-game suspension.

Carlos Boozer added 17 points for the Bulls, whose offense won't be at full strength until Derrick Rose is back from knee surgery, yet they still shot 57 percent.

Anthony ended up with 39 points for the Knicks, who were roughed up again a night after losing in Indiana.

Without starting point guard Raymond Felton and key big men Marcus Camby and Rasheed Wallace, they lack the depth or sharpness on either end they had during their fast start to the season.

Rose is practicing and nearing his return after tearing up his knee in the opener of last season's playoffs. …

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