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LaVine leads Chicago into the matchup with New York | National Associated Press news

New York Knicks (9-7, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (11-5, second in the Eastern Conference)

Chicago; Sunday, 8 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Bulls -5; over / under is 208.5

BOTTOM LINE: Zach LaVine leads Chicago into a matchup against New York. He is fourth in the league and scores 26.8 points per game.

The Bulls are 5-3 in Eastern Conference games. Chicago is third in the Eastern Conference with 14.9 fast break points per game, led by LaVine averaging 3.9.

The Knicks stand 7-7 against the opponents of the Eastern Conference. New York is 1-0 in games decided by 3 points or less.

The teams compete against each other for the second time this season. The Knicks won the last matchup on October 29th. Kemba Walker scored 21 points to lead the Knicks to victory.

TOP PERFORMER: LaVine averages 26.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists for the Bulls. DeMar DeRozan averaged 28.3 points in their last 10 games for Chicago.

Julius Randle has an average of 19.6 points, 10 rebounds and 5.3 assists for the Knicks. Alec Burks has averaged 2.4 3-pointers in their last 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Bulls: 6-4, averaging 110.1 points, 45.0 rebounds, 22.6 assists, 8.3 steals, and 4.0 blocks per game while 47.5% is shot from the field. Your opponents have an average of 106.5 points per game.

Knicks: 4-6, averaging 101.9 points, 45.0 rebounds, 21.3 assists, 7.0 steals, and 6.2 blocks per game while shooting 42.9% off the field. Your opponents averaged 104.7 points.

INJURIES: Cops: Patrick Williams: failure (left wrist), Nikola Vucevic: failure (health and safety protocols), Javonte Green: day to day (ankle).

Knicks: Taj Gibson: Day after day (groin).

The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive and Sports Radar technology.

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