CHI is led in scoring by Gordon, averaging 21.4 ppg; F Luol Deng 18.8 pts, 7 rebs; G Kirk Hinrich 16 ppg, 6.1 asts; F Andres Nocioni, who is injured and out indefinitely, 14.8 ppg, G Chris Duhon 7.5 ppg; and C Ben Wallace 6.1 ppg, 10.4 rebs, 2.2 blocks. CHI averages 99 ppg while allowing 95 ppg. ORL averages and allows 94 ppg.
The Magic will try to sweep the season series from CHI. This will be the Bulls' first visit to ORL since opening night NOV 1st when the Magic romped over them 109-94 and everything looked so promising for the Magic. A little over 4 months later, a lot has changed, but a Magic win here could set the stage for perhaps solidifying a playoff spot. GHill will be a game day decision. The Magic are favored by 3 1/2 pts (www.pinnaclesports.com).