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'Eject' Button Hit 4 Times in Knicks' Loss

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Holiday spirit was in short supply Friday night at Madison Square Garden, where the Chicago Bulls survived a flurry of fourth-quarter ejections and a furious rally by a testy New York squad in a 110-106 win over the East-leading Knicks that nearly got out of hand.

From the opening tip, the air of contention between the two longtime rivals couldn’t be denied, and it only grew more hostile as Chicago’s smothering defense confounded New York for the second time this season, holding the Knicks to just 33.3 percent shooting for the first three quarters as the Bulls built a 22-point lead.

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