6 Facts to Know for Knicks-Bulls

The Knicks hit the road to take on the Bulls in Chicago.

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*Facts Courtesy of the New York Knicks

1 Aint Scared of No Bulls

The Knicks swept the season series with the Bulls last season (3-0) for the first time since the 1999-2000 season.

They have won five straight against the Bulls and six of the last seven.

2 Fresh Legs

Jeff Hornacek, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle O'Quinn and Lance Thomas talk about what they need to do to be successful on the road in Chicago.

The Knicks enter tonight game’s on two days of rest, having not played since Wednesday’s win over the Grizzlies.

Meanwhile, this is the second half of a back-to-back for the Bulls, who defeated the Hornets in overtime Friday in Charlotte.

3 Easing His Way Back In

Kristpas Porzingis returned following a two-game absence Wednesday and had 18 points and 5 rebounds.

With two days off to rest, look for Porzingis to put up numbers closer to his season averages (25.4 points, 6.7 rebounds).

4 Unsung Hero

With Tim Hardaway Jr. sidelined, Courtney Lee stepped up in Wednesday’s win.

Lee scored a game-high 24 points, including 10 in the third quarter, on 10-of-17 shooting and made four 3-pointers.

5 The Key Number

The Knicks are giving up an average of 103.6 points per game, but are 5-0 when holding their opponent under 100 points.

Lucky for them, the Bulls are only averaging 96.6 points per game.

6 Familiar Faces

This matchup features multiple players that used to wear the opposing team’s jersey.

For the Knicks, Joakim Noah spent nine seasons with the Bulls while Doug McDermott spent parts of three with them.

On the other side, the Bulls have three former Knicks: Robin Lopez, Justin Holiday and Jerian Grant.