Chicago raced out to a 29-18 first-quarter lead and then pushed the advantage to 57-36 at the break. Deng had 21 points at halftime, making 3-for-4 from deep.
Deng commented: "It's another game and I shot well last time [at the Garden]. I've always loved playing here."
Next up, the Bulls headed home to face the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. The Suns took the win this time, defeating Deng and the Bulls 97-81. The victory for the Suns ended their own 12-game losing streak.
Despite the strong win on Friday against the Knicks, the Bulls couldn't keep it up on Saturday and were called for four technical fouls in the game. The Suns took the lead for good late in the second quarter and shot 50 percent from the field in the third quarter to build a 14-point lead going into the fourth.
Deng had 13 points, five rebounds and two assists in Saturday's defeat. Next up, the Bulls face Atlanta tonight at home before heading to Toronto on Wednesday and Boston on Friday.
Joel Freeland's Portland Trail Blazers suffered two losses over the weekend. On Friday night the Trail Blazers visited the Golden State Warriors where they were defeated 103-97. Portland's 43 3-point attempts were the second-most by any squad in the NBA this season, the most by any Blazers team since 1985-86 and an all-time record for a Warriors opponent.
Freeland played five minutes and scored two points and two rebounds.
Next up was the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday evening. This time it was a closer contest with the Thunder just getting the win 87-83. It was the eighth win in 10 games and 20th in the past 25 outings for the Thunder who also snapped the Trail Blazers' nine-game win streak at home in the process.
Tonight the Trail Blazers take on the Phoenix Suns fresh from their win against the Bulls and then welcome Denver on Wednesday.