New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, right, attempts to drive to the basket as he is guarded by Chicago Bulls' Luol Deng, of Sudan, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah loses the ball as New York Knicks' J.R. Smith, rear, swats it away during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Bulls defeated the Knicks 108-101. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
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The Bulls went 3-for-3 against the Knicks this season by posting a 108-101 victory on Friday at Madison Square Garden. This was a virtual carbon copy of their Dec. 21 win at MSG, when the Bulls opened a big lead and survived a futile fourth quarter comeback. “Overall, I was very pleased,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. “I thought defensively it was very good."