New York Knicks vs. Chicago Bulls Tickets
About New York Knicks vs. Chicago Bulls
The Bulls–Knicks rivalry is one between the Windy City and the Big Apple. The two teams have played against each other since 1966 when the Bulls joined the NBA. Though the two teams have been playing against each other for so long, the rivalry did not start instantly. It grew gradually and intensified during the late 1980s and the early 1990s.
The fact that the two teams became intense rivals surprised no one. It was a natural rivalry in many ways. The two teams had become serious playoff contenders in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Furthermore, with Michael Jordan and John Starks on opposite sides, the Bulls–Knicks games were dramatic as well.
Although the Knicks couldn’t win an NBA Championship, while Jordan was with the Bulls, the Bulls-Knicks rivalry, nonetheless, produced some memorable games.
Memorable Games/Moments in the Bulls–Knicks Rivalry
MJ the Greatest – You know you’ve made it when the opposing team’s head coach calls you the best player to ever put on a uniform. These were Knicks’ head coach Rick Pitino’s words for Michael Jordan after the 1989 series. It was Game 6 of the 1989 Eastern Conference Semifinals and MJ was exceptional on May 19, 1989 at the Chicago Stadium, the then Bulls home. He alone scored 40 points in the game. The Bulls won 113-111.
John Starks in the (Bulls) Face – the day was April 25, 1993 , Game 2 of the 1993 Eastern Conference Finals at the Madison Square Garden. While the Knicks won the game 89-84, it was John Starks’ dunk with less than a minute left on the clock that has gone down in NBA history as one of the most memorable plays ever.
Bulls vs. Knicks Head-to-Head Statistics
This is the Chicago Bulls head to head record against the New York Knicks.
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As mentioned earlier, the two teams became intense rivals when they started playing in the post-season games. In total, they have played 36 post-season games between them, out of which the Bulls have won 24 and the Knicks have won the remaining 12.
Bulls–Knicks & their Hall of Famers
The New York Knicks may be behind the Chicago Bulls in the regular and post-season statistics, but they are ahead as far as the Hall of Fame players list is concerned. The Knicks have 18 while the Bulls have only 9 players in this exclusive club.
Chicago Bulls Hall of Famers
Michael Jordan – MJ was named the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN in 1999.
Scottie Pippen – “Pip” is considered one of the best small forwards of all time. He averaged 16.1 points per game, 6.4 rebounds per game and 5.2 assists per game.
Dennis Rodman – He is considered one of the best rebounding forwards in NBA history. He averaged 13.1 rebounds per game.
New York Knicks Hall of Famers
Patrick Ewing – Ewing is considered to be one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history. This 11 time All Star averaged 21 points per game in his career.
Walt Frazier – He led the Knicks to two NBA Championships (1970, 1973), the franchise’s only two NBA titles.
Bill Bradley – He spent his entire professional career playing for the Knicks. He was instrumental in the Knicks winning the NBA Championship in 1970 and 1973.
Watch the Bulls–Knicks in 2017-18 NBA Season
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