Chicago jumped out to a 34-18 lead after one only to see the "Pride" in Derek Fisher's Team cut that 16-point deficit to six at 56-50 at the break. N.Y.C. Hoops hung tough in the 3rd with a 23-21 frame and trailed by only four at 77-73 heading into the 4th.
The Bulls then smelling trouble with a trip "North of the Border" to play the new Dinosaurs of Toronto hanging in the balance ripped off a 31-8 advantage in the 4th frame as the Bulls ran off a 17-6 spurt midway through the 4th.
Joining Butler was 17 points apiece from both Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic as Bulls Rook Bobby Portis added another solid night with 16 points and ten boards showing a nice 12 noon to 3pm mid-afternoon Dan Ryan Expressway Handle and that came from Woo Pig Sooie and the Arkansas Wings from the #1 AAU Circuit!
Knicks fall to 15-19 while the Bulls move to 19-12...