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Game 80, Road Game 40
Sunday, April 10, 2011 – 12:00 PM (CT)
Amway Center
ABC / ESPN 1000 AM


BULLS VS. MAGIC ALL-TIME
ALL-TIME ...................... Bulls trail 39-41
BULLS CURRENT STREAK ..... 2 Wins
BULLS HOME STREAK .............. 1 Win
BULLS ROAD STREAK ............... 1 Win

Dec. 1 @ Chicago – MAGIC WON 107-78
Jan. 28 @ Chicago – BULLS WON 99-90
March 4 @ Orlando – BULLS WON 89-81
April 10 @ Orlando –

Game Notes



Chicago Bulls (59-20)
Home 35-5
Road 24-15
BULLS CURRENT STREAK .. 6 Wins

Bulls Averages:
PPG: 98.5 (Opp: 91.2)
RPG: 44.2 (Opp: 38.6)
APG: 22.3 (Opp: 18.9)
SPG: 7.28 (Opp: 6.85)
BPG: 5.71 (Opp: 5.85)
TO: 14.1 (Opp: 14.2)
FG%: .461 (Opp: .430)
FT%: .738 (Opp: .762)
3p%: .360 (Opp: .324)

Probable Bulls starters


Derrick Rose - PG - 24.9 ppg, 7.9 apg, 1.06 spg
Keith Bogans- SG - 4.3 ppg, 1.8 rpg, .47 spg
Luol Deng - SF - 17.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.8 apg
Carlos Boozer - PF - 17.8 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 2.4 apg
Joakim Noah - C - 11.9 ppg, 10.7 rpg, 1.47 bpg

Bulls Stats Leaders
Points: Rose 24.9, Boozer 17.8
Rebounds: Noah 10.7, Boozer 9.5
Assists: Rose 7.9, Deng 2.8
Steals: Brewer 1.34, Rose 1.06
Blocks: Noah 1.47, Gibson 1.32

FG%: Asik .547, Noah .526
FT%: Korver .875, Rose .859
3FG%: Korver .422, Watson .389

Injury report
Keith Bogans (right knee) is probable

For a full report and the latest on Bulls' injuries, check out the AthletiCo Injury Report.



Orlando Magic (50-29)
Home 28-11
Road 22-18

Probable Magic starters
Jameer Nelson - PG
Gilbert Arenas - SG
Hedo Turkoglu - SF
Brandon Bass - PF
Dwight Howard - C

Injury report
Daniel Orton – arthroscopic surgery, left knee…Out…no timetable
J.J. Redick – lower abdominal strain…Doubtful…Day-to-day
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Magic game notes listed Howard as starting center. Isn't he suspended for tonights game?

Never mind.

Go Bulls!
 

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Anyone know if there is a free on-line feed for ABC?

Yes, despite ABC being a public broadcast, the signal around these parts ain't so great.
 

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50-49 lead for Bulls at halftime.
 

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Bulls 70 Magic 67

Close game. Hopefully Bulls find a way to win again. Are the Magic playing so good without Howard?
 

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im kinda scared when we have to face the magic in the 2nd rd........there playing pretty well against us without howard.
I agree, we saw a few years ago that a motivated Howard can come out of the East.

That said, I'm putting very little weight into this game. It's fairly meaningless for both teams. The Bulls aren't gonna win every game and they're due for a loss. I'd rather it happen now than in the playoffs.
 

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tied at 87 after the 10th 3-pointer from Magic
 

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Bulls leading 100-99

full time-out Chicago with 2 seconds left
 

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Bulls lead 102-99 with 2 seconds left
 

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Oh...Bulls win 102-99

last 3-pointer was not good...
 

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Sets up an interesting final week. Will the Spurs fight hard to keep home court all the way through?
 

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Didn't see this, but have to imagine the Bulls were either not into this game, or just couldn't predict what a Howard-less Magic team would do. As it turns out, all those 3-pt attempts must've made for alot of 2nd chance opportunities for Orlando.

Nonetheless, a win is a win.

Nice job D-Rose...39 points on 17 shots. Nice stamp to put on that MVP award.
 

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Didn't see the game. Was Noah playing really poorly or was it just a concerted effort on Thibs part to not play Noah too much today?

Probably the latter, but I'm just curious.
 

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Didn't see the game. Was Noah playing really poorly or was it just a concerted effort on Thibs part to not play Noah too much today?

Probably the latter, but I'm just curious.
Here's Thibs and Noah on today:

Noah finished with four points and four rebounds in just 17:56.

"I feel fine," Noah said. "I feel like I was getting sucked in too much. I was trying to help protect the paint, and when you're playing against a shooter like him, it's tough to do.

"I messed up a lot of assignments. I was supposed to take him off his 3. And he made more than a few. So that's on me."

Anderson scored a career-high 28 points.

"He has to improve his rebounding," Thibodeau said of Noah. "Hopefully, he'll be 100 percent by the end of the season. He missed so much time all season.

"He was just starting to get his timing back when he went down with the ankle injury. Then he had a week-long setback there. It's important for him to get some games under his belt before the playoffs so he's comfortable with his game."
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/ct-spt-0411-brite-bulls-magic-chicago20110410,0,1563312.story
 
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