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Knicks Topple Bulls

Julius Randle scored 34 points and the Knicks beat the Chicago Bulls 113-94 on Wednesday night for their 10th win in 11 games.


RJ Barrett added 22 points as New York bounced back from its loss Monday that snapped a nine-game winning streak. Immanuel Quickley and Reggie Bullock each scored 13 points as the Knicks regained sole possession of fourth place in the Eastern Conference.


Nikola Vucevic had 26 points and 18 rebounds for Chicago. Lauri Markkanen added 14 points, while Colby White and Garrett Temple each had 12.


The Knicks outscored the Bulls 37-19 in the fourth quarter after leading just 76-75 through three.

New York took a 30-12 lead on Barrett's drive with 2:11 remaining in the first quarter. The Bulls used a 16-9 run to pull within 52-48 at halftime.


A 9-0 run gave the Bulls their first lead of the game at 59-58 on Tomas Satoransky's layup with 7:20 left in the third quarter. The Knicks followed with their own 9-0 run and Randle's short jumper for the final basket of the period put them back in the lead and ignited an 11-0 run that stretched into the final quarter.


The Knicks boosted their lead to 91-77 on Quickley's floater with 7:39 remaining. After Chicago pulled within nine, the Knicks went on a 20-9 streak punctuated by Randle's 3-pointer with just over a minute left as New York took its biggest lead at 113-93.


Thaddeus Young added 10 points for the Bulls, who had won four of their previous six games.


Leading scorer Zach LaVine (27.5 ppg) missed his eighth consecutive game due to health and safety protocols. . No one has played in all 62 games for Chicago this season, but Patrick Williams has started all but one.


Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau was the Bulls' coach for five seasons (2010-15) and is the third-winningest coach in franchise history (255).


The Knicks are in position to make the playoffs for the first time since the 2012-13 season, while the Bulls are headed toward a fourth straight year without a spot in the postseason.


The Bulls host Milwaukee on Friday.

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