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                         === Bulls cool down Knicks ===
 
 Chicago,  IL (Sports  Network) -  Luol Deng  and Marco  Belinelli each  had 22
 points to lift the Chicago Bulls over the New York Knicks, 93-85, on Saturday.
 
 Bulls  guard  Nate Robinson  added 14  points, eight  assists and six rebounds
 against his former team.
 
 Carlos  Boozer donated  12 points and 10 boards, and Joakim Noah finished with
 10 and 11 for Chicago, which has won three in a row.
 
 "We came in ready," said Noah. "It was definitely a good win for us."
 
 Raymond  Felton  ended with 27 points  on 9-of-30 shooting for the Knicks, who
 had  a  five-game winning streak snapped.  Tyson Chandler had 14 points and 18
 rebounds.
 
 New  York shot a  season-worst 32.1 percent from the floor just two days after
 making  18  3-pointers in a  112-92 victory over the  Miami Heat. They went 8-
 of-23  from beyond  the arc on Saturday.  It was also a season-low point total
 for the Knicks.
 
 "We were a little bit out of control in terms of our offensive execution and I
 got  to take  some of the blame  for that," Knicks coach Mike Woodson said. "I
 didn't help them get into a lot of different things quickly, but then you have
 to give Chicago credit because their defense was solid tonight."
 
 The  Knicks were  without Carmelo Anthony for  a second straight game due to a
 lacerated middle finger on his left hand.
 
 Holding a 79-77 lead with 4:16 to play, Chicago scored four straight points to
 create  some breathing room.  Jimmy Butler made a layup and Deng made two free
 throws around Felton's missed jumper to make it 83-77.
 
 J.R.  Smith stopped the brief spurt with a 3-pointer. However, Deng made a 21-
 foot jumper at the other end to give the Bulls an 85-80 margin with 2:18 left.
 
 Chandler made two free throws to get New York within three.
 
 The home team responded with a 6-0 flurry to put the game away. Belinelli made
 a  jumper  and Noah  made  a  layup  around  Steve Novak's  missed  3-pointer.
 Belinelli  then  stole the ball  away from Jason  Kidd. Robinson made two free
 throws to give the Bulls a 91-82 edge with 55.2 seconds left.
 
 Neither  team led by  more than six in the first quarter, which ended with the
 Bulls holding a 26-23 edge.
 
 Chicago  scored  the first four  points of the second  stanza to build a 30-23
 lead.
 
 New  York was  still down by seven,  37-30, with 4:04 remaining, but went on a
 9-0 run to take the lead. James White's jumper made it 39-37 with 1:25 to go.
 
 The  Bulls  scored the final four  points of the  frame to take a 43-41 margin
 into the locker room.
 
 Chicago led by as many as six in a tight third quarter that featured five lead
 changes and five ties. The Bulls held a 67-65 edge heading to the fourth.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Chicago  has won five of the last six meetings against New York. The Bulls are
 7-1  at home  against the Knicks in  their last eight ... Chicago's Taj Gibson
 was  ejected  after getting consecutive technical  fouls with 3:40 left in the
 second  quarter  ... Bulls guard Kirk  Hinrich played almost 15 minutes before
 leaving with a left elbow injury.
 
 12/09 01:43:01 ET