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Game Preview: Orlando Magic at Chicago Bulls

2014 April 14
by Andrew Melnick

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The Orlando Magic were defeated by the Brooklyn Nets 97-88 on Sunday evening. The Chicago Bulls were also in action Sunday, losing to the New York Knicks 100-89.

The Magic are now 23-57 and the Bulls are 47-33.

These two teams met on December 17 and the Magic held on for an 83-82 victory.

The played again on January 15 and the Bulls defeated the Magic 128-125 in triple overtime. Joakim Noah led the Bulls with 26 points, 19 rebounds, six assists, two blocks and two steals while Victor Oladipo scored 35 points, dished out eight assists, grabbed four rebounds and recorded three steals.

The Magic rank 29th in offensive rating (99.4), 16th in defensive rating (104.6) and play at the league’s 15th-fastest pace (95.96). The Bulls are 27th in offensive rating (99.7) second in defensive rating (97.8) and play at the league’s third-slowest pace (92.76).

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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, Violet Palmer and Leroy Richardson.

The Line: Chicago – 12.0 (185.0)

Starters:

Chicago Bulls

Joakim Noah
Carlos Boozer
Mike Dunleavy
Jimmy Butler
Kirk Hinrich

Orlando Magic

Dewayne Dedmon
Kyle O’Quinn.
Maurice Harkless
Arron Afflalo
Victor Oladipo

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  • Nikola Vucevic (Achilles) is out for the season. Dewayne Dedmon continues to start in his place.
  • Jameer Nelson missed Sunday’s loss with a strained left groin and Victor Oladipo started in his place.

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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