Bulls blown out by Knicks in second summer game
After an overtime victory in their summer league opener, the Bulls took the low road in Game 2, losing to the New York Knicks 101-69 in a game that was a blowout from the opening tip.
Center Marko Simonovic finished with 1 point and 7 rebounds Sunday, on the heels of a 27 and 13 game against Dallas. He struggled in a matchup with Knicks center Jericho Sims, who was in the team's rotation at times last season.
First-round draft pick Dalen Terry was able to do better in the second half of the game after a slow start. Terry had 2 points and 6 turnovers in the first half, then 11 points and 1 turnover after intermission. He was called for a flagrant foul in the first half when he took a windup and hard hack to prevent a layup, but it wasn't a particularly violent play.
Matching Terry for the scoring lead was point guard Carlik Jones with 13 points. Henri Drell, who saw action with the Windy City Bulls last year, added 11.
New York's Quentin Grimes led all scorers with 24 points. He's another player who saw a decent amount of NBA action last season. The Bulls don't really have anyone besides Malcolm Hill on the summer roster who saw more than token minutes in the NBA.
After falling behind 13-0, the Bulls didn't score their first point until Jones made a pair of free throws at the 5:52 mark. The first field goal came on a Drell 3-pointer with 2:55 left.
They finished the first quarter trailing 27-11, shooting a robust 17.6% from the field (3-for-17) with 5 turnovers.
The Bulls' next game in Tuesday against Toronto at 4 p.m.