Recap - Bulls Defeat Orlando 96-94
|Recap - Bulls Defeat Orlando 96-94|
Orlando was victimized by Carlos Boozer for 31 points as the Bulls defeated the Magic 96-94 in NBA action on Wednesday.
Chicago won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 2.5-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 184.5.
Luol Deng had 23 points for Chicago and Taj Gibson chipped in with 21 points. Richard Hamilton had 9 assists for the Bulls, while Taj Gibson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.
Orlando got 32 points from Jameer Nelson in a losing cause and another 20 points from Nikola Vucevic. Josh McRoberts contributed 5 assists for the Magic, while Nikola Vucevic had 12 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Chicago were victorious, as the score was 54-46 at the break.
Orlando had a 36-35 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Next game, Chicago takes its act on the road to face Miami looking for another win. For Orlando, they head home to face New York.