Chicago has a mark of 61-20 while San Antonio has a record of 61-19 and is currently playing the Lakers. The Bulls have to win their season-finale against the Nets on Wednesday while hoping the Spurs, who play Phoenix on Wednesday lose both of their remaining games.
Luol Deng totaled 23 points and 10 rebounds, Carlos Boozer added 14 points and 22 rebounds while Joakim Noah added 13 points for the Bulls, who have won eight straight.
Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points while Bill Walker added 18 points for the Knicks, who had won seven straight coming into the game.
The Knicks are locked into the sixth seed and will play the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs. Coincidentally, New York closes out its regular season in Boston on Wednesday.