Break up the Knicks! They've won seven of nine after taking down the Bulls, 88-81, at the Garden on Tuesday. How important was David Lee? The Knicks had 49 rebounds, and Lee had 21 of them. He also had 18 points. Al Harrington led New York with 20 off the bench. None of that would have mattered had the Knicks succeeded in blowing a 22-point lead, which they almost did. Chicago cut it to one with less than two minutes to go. With the Knicks' record at 11-17, things are looking bad for Utah, which has New York's first-round draft pick in 2010. The Knicks, 8-3 in December, have two days off before a Christmas matinee against the Heat.