The Wrap-Up: Deng scores 20 as Bulls beat Heat 107-87

Keith Firmin brings you The Wrap-Up on all of last night’s NBA games including the Knicks crushing their rivals and he Clippers making light work of the Grizzlies.

New York @ Brooklyn

With both teams languishing near the bottom of the standings and neither side having yet found it’s stride this season, Thursday night’s meeting in Brooklyn was billed as a potential season-kickstarter for one side. Come the end of the contest, not only had the Knicks swept the Nets aside 113-83, they’d crushed their spirit by besting them in almost every department. The Knicks shot over 57% from the field and from three-point range during this wire-to-wire victory. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 19 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Brook Lopez had 24 points and nine rebounds – eight on the offensive end.

Livingston goes behind the back to Teletovic for 3:

Los Angeles Clippers @ Memphis

The Clippers were losing at the half but came out for the final two periods and steamrolled the Grizzlies, eventually winning 101-81. The win was coach Doc Rivers’ 600th career victory and helped break the Clippers two-game slump. DeAndre Jordan finished with 10 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks.

Conley crosses up the Clippers:

Miami @ Chicago

The Bulls showed that they could still compete, even without superstar guard Derrick Rose, as they crushed the reigning champion Miami Heat, 107-87. The Bulls dominated the boards, outrebounding the Heat 49-27, led by Noah’s 15 rebounds. The Heat starters were kept to sub 50% shooting from the field by Thibodeau’s determined team. Luol Deng had a strong game with 20 points (including 4-of-7 from three), five rebounds and five assists. Lebron James led the Heat with 21 points.

Watch Kirk Hinrich think twice about taking a charge from LeBron:


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