DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points as the Chicago Bulls improved to 15-8 with a 119-115 win over the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden.
Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic each added 27 as the Bulls hung on after blowing a big lead, per ESPN.com . In the fourth quarter, the Knicks erased a 21-point deficit to take the lead.
Julius Randle had 30 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for the Knicks, but missed two free throws and had a turnover that led to LaVine's free throws. The Knicks (11-11) fell to .500 for the first time this season after starting 5-1.
The Bulls will visit Brooklyn on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Side note: Bulls coach Billy Donovan was chosen Dec. 2 as the Eastern Conference coach of the months for October and November.
The Blackhawks opened their three-game road trip with a 4-3 shootout win over the Washington Capitals on Dec. 2.
According to NHL.com, the game was a back-and-forth affair that featured three different go-ahead goals followed within minutes by an equalizer.
Alex DeBrincat, Dominik Kubalik and Seth Jones scored in regulation, while Marc-Andre made 25 saves in the win. Patrick Kane scored the lone goal in the shootout to capture the second point.
The Blackhawks open a weekend back-to-back in New York on Saturday, Dec. 4, against the Rangers before facing the Islanders on Sunday, Dec. 5.