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Hardaway, Beasley lead Knicks past depleted Bulls, 110-92

NEW YORK (AP) The Knicks have won two straight games for the first time in almost two months, and they're not apologizing for the caliber of their competition.

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 22 points and Michael Beasley added 17 as New York beat the depleted Chicago Bulls 110-92 on Monday night.

''We don't care who they put out there,'' Beasley said. ''They could put a bunch of toddlers out there. Once the game starts, the game starts.''

Enes Kanter had 10 points and 13 rebounds, while Troy Williams added 11 for the Knicks.

Cristiano Felicio scored a career-high 17 points for the Bulls, who were missing their top three scorers and went 3-for-30 from 3-point range. Bobby Portis and Antonio Blakeney scored 16 points apiece.

The Knicks used an 11-0 run to end the second quarter and take a 47-37 halftime lead.

Felicio scored Chicago's first 11 points of the second half and the Bulls pulled within four, 56-52, on Denzel Valentine's layup with 7:45 left.

That was close as they would get, as the Knicks followed with a 21-5 stretch and opened up a 77-57 lead on the second of Hardaway's consecutive 3-pointers with 2:35 left in the quarter.

''We are out there competing,'' Valentine said. ''Everybody competes and gives it there all with their minutes, but if the ball don't go in the basket, you lose. We got 12 more games left and we have to make the most of them.''

New York led 83-67 at the end of the third, and the Bulls got within 10 points midway through the fourth. The Knicks responded with an 11-2 run that put away a win that doesn't mean much for a team bound for the draft lottery.

''I don't think it's for real, like `We're going to tank,''' said Kyle O'Quinn, who had of the Knicks' season-high 61 rebounds. ''But, I think it's encouraged. You know, why not? But, I don't think you can get five guys out on the court and tell them to lose as professionals.''

TIP-INS

Bulls: Coach Fred Hoiberg said Kris Dunn was being put in a walking boot after he suffered a right toe sprain against Memphis on Thursday. Dunn also missed Chicago's game against Cleveland on Saturday. ... The Bulls had beaten the Knicks in the teams' previous three meetings this season.

Knicks: Courtney Lee returned after missing Saturday's game for personal reasons. Lance Thomas missed his second straight game for personal reasons. ... The Knicks ended their five-game homestand at 2-3.

MISSING THE POINT

Chicago's Zach LaVine (16.7 points per game), Lauri Markkanen (14.9) and Dunn (13.4) were out with injuries, while Robin Lopez (12) was dressed but did not play. Nikola Mirotic, who had been leading the Bulls in scoring (16.8), was traded to New Orleans on February 1.

''It doesn't change the game plan at all,'' Jeff Hornacek said. ''We are still trying to do what we are supposed to do offensively and defensively. The scouting report changes a little bit in terms of what you do with Markkanen or what you do with Dunn. So that part changes. Other than that, we are trying. It is not like we have all our guys either.''

HONORING A HERO

During a timeout, the Knicks honored former Army Staff Sgt. Alfredo De Los Santos and presented him with a $10,000 scholarship for his daughter, Josely. De Los Santos lost his right leg when he was wounded in Afghanistan in 2008. He is now a professional hand cyclist who had a 4th-place finish at the 2016 Paralympics.

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE

The Bulls lost to the Cavaliers on Saturday and dropped consecutive games for the first time since Feb. 26-27. The Knicks, who beat the Hornets on Saturday, won consecutive games for the first time since Jan. 26-30.

LONELY VALENTINE

Denzel Valentine is the only player on either team who has played in every game this season. He has started 34 of the Bulls' 70 games.

UP NEXT

Bulls: Host Denver on Wednesday.

Knicks: Visit Miami on Wednesday.

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Key Players
B. Portis
5 PF
E. Kanter
00 C
25.5 Min. Per Game 25.5
14.1 Pts. Per Game 14.1
1.5 Ast. Per Game 1.5
10.8 Reb. Per Game 10.8
47.0 Field Goal % 59.8
46.8 Three Point % 59.8
78.2 Free Throw % 85.4
  Team rebound 0:00
  Paul Zipser missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:00
+ 2 Luke Kornet made dunk, assist by Damyean Dotson 0:12
+ 1 Paul Zipser made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:32
+ 1 Paul Zipser made 1st of 2 free throws 0:32
  Shooting foul on Luke Kornet 0:32
  Offensive rebound by Paul Zipser 0:32
  Paul Zipser missed layup, blocked by Troy Williams 0:33
  Out of bounds turnover on Troy Williams 0:35
  Defensive rebound by Troy Williams 0:35
  Noah Vonleh missed floating jump shot 0:38
Team Stats
Points 92 110
Field Goals 33-92 (35.9%) 43-96 (44.8%)
3-Pointers 3-30 (10.0%) 11-35 (31.4%)
Free Throws 23-31 (74.2%) 13-17 (76.5%)
Total Rebounds 57 67
Offensive 14 15
Defensive 34 46
Team 9 6
Assists 21 28
Steals 9 6
Blocks 7 7
Turnovers 11 16
Fouls 15 25
Technicals 1 1
16 PTS, 7 REB, 4 AST
17 PTS, 6 REB, 2 AST
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away team logo Bulls 24-46 1819302592
home team logo Knicks 26-45 19283627110
Team Stats
away team logo Bulls 24-46 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Knicks 26-45 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
C. Felicio C 5.6 PPG 4.2 RPG 1.0 APG 59.1 FG%
T. Hardaway Jr. SF 17.5 PPG 3.9 RPG 2.7 APG 42.1 FG%
Top Scorers
C. Felicio C 17 PTS 6 REB 0 AST
T. Hardaway Jr. SF 22 PTS 2 REB 1 AST
35.9 FG% 44.8
10.0 3PT FG% 31.4
74.2 FT% 76.5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
C. Felicio 29 17 6 0 0 1 2 3 8/10 0/0 1/1 2 4 22 -23
D. Valentine 21 8 3 2 0 1 0 0 4/11 0/4 0/0 0 3 16 -11
P. Zipser 25 7 6 1 1 1 1 2 1/8 0/5 5/6 1 5 16 -23
C. Payne 28 4 6 6 0 2 2 3 2/12 0/5 0/0 2 4 22 -24
J. Holiday 17 0 1 1 4 0 3 0 0/6 0/5 0/0 0 1 4 -6
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
C. Felicio 29 17 6 0 0 1 2 3 8/10 0/0 1/1 2 4 22 -23
D. Valentine 21 8 3 2 0 1 0 0 4/11 0/4 0/0 0 3 16 -11
P. Zipser 25 7 6 1 1 1 1 2 1/8 0/5 5/6 1 5 16 -23
C. Payne 28 4 6 6 0 2 2 3 2/12 0/5 0/0 2 4 22 -24
J. Holiday 17 0 1 1 4 0 3 0 0/6 0/5 0/0 0 1 4 -6
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Portis 25 16 7 4 1 0 0 1 6/11 1/2 3/6 3 4 32 +3
A. Blakeney 25 16 4 1 0 1 2 1 4/12 1/5 7/7 0 4 21 -3
N. Vonleh 26 9 12 1 0 0 0 4 4/10 1/2 0/2 5 7 23 -3
J. Grant 19 8 0 1 2 0 0 1 2/7 0/1 4/4 0 0 12 +6
D. Nwaba 20 7 3 4 1 1 1 0 2/5 0/1 3/5 1 2 19 -6
O. Asik - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Lopez - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Dunn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. LaVine - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Eddie - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Arcidiacono - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Markkanen - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 92 48 21 9 7 11 15 33/92 3/30 23/31 14 34 187 -90
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Hardaway Jr. 31 22 2 1 2 0 2 0 7/15 4/11 4/4 0 2 26 +18
M. Beasley 23 17 6 2 1 0 2 2 6/10 2/3 3/3 1 5 26 +19
E. Kanter 17 10 13 1 0 0 1 2 5/9 0/0 0/0 5 8 24 +10
C. Lee 21 4 1 2 0 1 0 2 2/7 0/3 0/0 0 1 10 +18
E. Mudiay 21 4 2 3 1 1 2 1 2/8 0/1 0/0 0 2 12 +14
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Hardaway Jr. 31 22 2 1 2 0 2 0 7/15 4/11 4/4 0 2 26 +18
M. Beasley 23 17 6 2 1 0 2 2 6/10 2/3 3/3 1 5 26 +19
E. Kanter 17 10 13 1 0 0 1 2 5/9 0/0 0/0 5 8 24 +10
C. Lee 21 4 1 2 0 1 0 2 2/7 0/3 0/0 0 1 10 +18
E. Mudiay 21 4 2 3 1 1 2 1 2/8 0/1 0/0 0 2 12 +14
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Williams 19 11 7 1 0 2 5 3 4/9 0/2 3/6 2 5 17 -1
T. Burke 21 9 2 5 0 0 1 2 4/8 0/3 1/2 1 1 20 +3
I. Hicks 20 9 8 0 0 0 1 6 4/9 1/2 0/0 2 6 16 -4
L. Kornet 8 9 3 1 0 1 0 2 4/7 1/4 0/0 1 2 15 +6
F. Ntilikina 24 8 3 5 1 0 1 2 3/8 2/5 0/0 1 2 21 +1
D. Dotson 8 5 5 3 0 0 0 0 1/4 1/1 2/2 1 4 16 +1
K. O'Quinn 22 2 9 4 1 2 1 2 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 8 21 +5
J. Noah - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Thomas - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Porzingis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Baker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Jack - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 110 61 28 6 7 16 25 43/96 11/35 13/17 15 46 224 +90