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Game Preview: Orlando Magic at Chicago Bulls

2013 December 16
by Andrew Melnick

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The Orlando Magic’s rally came up just short in a 101-98 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday night. It was their eighth loss in their last nine games.  The Chicago Bulls haven’t fared much better. A 99-77 loss to the Toronto Raptors Saturday was their fourth loss in five games.

The Magic are now 7-17 while the Bulls are 9-13.

The Magic rank 24th in offensive rating (99.2), 18th in defensive rating (103.1) and play at the league’s 11th-fastest pace (97.34). The Bulls are 28th in offensive rating (95.9) fourth in defensive rating (98.0) and play at the league’s third-slowest pace (93.30).

Tip-off from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois is scheduled for 8:00 pm EST and will be shown locally on FS Florida. As always, if you can’t watch the game, you can listen on the radio – in English on AM 580 WDBO and FM 96.5 and in Spanish on AM 1270 WRLZ.

The officials for tonight’s game are Monty McCutchen, Karl Lane and Gary Zielinski.

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The Line: Chicago – 7.0 (187)

Starters:

Chicago Bulls

Joakim Noah
Carlos Boozer
Luol Deng
Jimmy Butler
Marquis Teague

Orlando Magic

Nikola Vucevic
Glen Davis
Arron Afflalo
Victor Oladipo
Jameer Nelson

MJ

  • Glen Davis injured his shoulder Sunday, but returned to the game.
  • Derrick Rose, is, of course out for the season while Kirk Hinrich missed Saturday’s game with a strained back.

Bulls Resources:

Blog-A-Bull
Bulls By The Horns
Bulls.com Blog
Chicago Bulls Confidential
Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune
Da Bulls Eye
ESPN Chicago
Pippen Ain’t Easy

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