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Chicago Bulls guard Ronnie Brewer (11) defends as New York Knicks forward Danilo Gallinari (8) goes up for a layup in the first half of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden. (Dec. 25, 2010)

Knicks 103, Bulls 95

A little rest did the Knicks wonders, as New York pulled off their second-straight win against a contender, beating the Bulls in a Christmas-Day matinee at MSG.

Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer (5) and Kurt
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Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer (5) and Kurt Thomas (40) watch as New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire (1) and Knicks guard Raymond Felton (2) pull down a rebound in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden. (Dec. 25, 2010)

New York Knicks guard Toney Douglas (23) shoots
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New York Knicks guard Toney Douglas (23) shoots in the third quarter as Chicago Bulls guard C.J. Watson (32) and forward Kurt Thomas defend in the Knicks 104-95 victory over the Bulls in their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden. (Dec. 25, 2010)

New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton (2) shoots
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New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton (2) shoots as Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) defends in the fourth quarter of the Knicks 103-95 victory over the Bulls in their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden. (Dec. 25, 2010)

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New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire (1) fends
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New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire (1) fends off Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer (5) in the third quarter of the Knicks 103-97 victory over the Chicago Bulls in their Christmas Day NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden. (Dec. 25, 2010)

New York Knicks forward Shawne Williams, far right,
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New York Knicks forward Shawne Williams, far right, steals the ball from Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer (5) as New York Knicks center Ronny Turiaf (14) and New York Knicks forward Wilson Chandler (21) defend in the fourth quarter of the Knicks 103-95 victory over the Bulls in their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden. (Dec. 25, 2010)

New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire (1) defends
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New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire (1) defends against Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer (5) in the fourth quarter of the Knicks 103-95 victory over the Bulls in their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden. (Dec. 25, 2010)

New York Knicks forward Wilson Chandler watches as
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New York Knicks forward Wilson Chandler watches as Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, center, tries to break through the defense of New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire (1) in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden. (Dec. 25, 2010)

Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer (5) reacts after
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Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer (5) reacts after drawing a foul off New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire, left, in the second quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden. (Dec. 25, 2010)

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New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire (1) defends
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New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire (1) defends against Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) in the second quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden. (Dec. 25, 2010)

Chicago Bulls guard Ronnie Brewer (11) defends as
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Chicago Bulls guard Ronnie Brewer (11) defends as New York Knicks forward Danilo Gallinari (8) goes up for a layup in the first half of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden. (Dec. 25, 2010)

New York Knicks forward Wilson Chandler (21) commits
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New York Knicks forward Wilson Chandler (21) commits an offensive foul against Chicago Bulls center Kurt Thomas (40) in the first quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden. (Dec. 25, 2010)

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