GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The last time the Knicks played the Chicago Bulls, Mike D’Antoni was their head coach and Jeremy Lin and Amar’e Stoudemire both started.
Now, nearly a month after that March 12 Bulls’ victory in Chicago, D’Antoni is gone permanently and Lin and Stoudemire are injured and out for the foreseeable future.
Still, the Knicks are 10-3 under interim coach Mike Woodson entering Sunday’s Easter Day tilt against the Bulls at Madison Square Garden and anxious for the rematch.
If the playoffs started today, the two teams would tangle in the first round, with the Bulls as the No. 1 seed and the Knicks at No. 8.