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Chicago Falls 99-94 to Magic - Recap

Dwight Howard scored 29 points and chipped in with 18 rebounds for Orlando on Thursday, leading the Magic to a 99-94 victory over Chicago at United Center.

Orlando won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 6-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 182.5.

Orlando got 18 points from Jason Richardson and another 13 points from Hedo Turkoglu. Jameer Nelson contributed 7 assists, while Dwight Howard cleaned the glass with 18 rebounds.

Chicago got 26 points from Carlos Boozer in a losing cause and another 17 points from Derrick Rose. Derrick Rose contributed 9 assists for the Bulls, while Joakim Noah had 10 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Orlando were victorious, as the score was 57-52 at the break.

Orlando had a 49-40 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

Orlando heads into a battle against the Pacers. Chicago, meanwhile, will have their next action against Utah.