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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Magic travel to Chicago to take on new-look Bulls tonight

The Magic (41-14) will look to extend their winning streak to three games since they obtained point guard Rafer Alston from Houston last week as they take on the Bulls (25-31) in Chicago tonight. The Bulls are 1 1/2 games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the East, and are coming off a 98-91 loss to the Pacers Sunday.

The Bulls were big players at the trade deadline last week, obtaining C Brad Miller, G/F John Salmons, and F Tim Thomas.

The Magic have won six games in a row against the Bulls, and are 3 point favorites tonight.

For the complete game preview from Yahoo! Sports, click here

3 Comments:

  • At 10:59 AM, Anonymous magicgomez12 said…

    A road game against a surprisingly descent chicago bulls team who as the magic like to get up and down the floor farely quickly especially with their outstanding rookie point guard derick rose. Like mike mentioned in the post the bulls are hunting for the 7th or 8th spot in the east and will be bringing it at home against our magic.

    I will be looking at how our newly acquired point guard is going to play defensively against rose who is as quick if not quicker than alston, and also has a sense of smell for the basket. Also i honestly believe that we can make a run at the 2nd spot in our conference and who knows chicago can go on a run for the 7th spot, so it could end up being a game against a team which we could face in the playoffs.

    I havent peaked at the sentinel yet, so im not quite sure if MP is playing tonight, we need him to get back in uniform and start getting ready for the a push here at the end and a long playoff season as we all hope.

     
  • At 1:37 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    The bulls made some moves and will have a slightly different line-up,i dont expect it to make a difference. The magic at some point will outclass the bulls and dominate the game. Whether it's dwight down low or our shooters from the outside,we're getting so many baskets early in the shot clock that we can sit back and defend no matter if we're playing at home or on the road. Rafer is probably the first and only pass first point guard that this organization has had to date and because of that we've gone right back to our pre-jameer injury-selves in which we were blowing teams out regularly. I will never compare the players because that would just be my opinion on who's better (which isnt even an issue seeing as how jameer is injured),but i will say that i believe rafer is the type of PG thats going to feed/propel guys like hedo,rashard and dwight into 20 point scoring nights regularly. Even CL seemed to benefit from RA getting him some open looks from three,when those passes start to come so much more players start to get into a groove. Jameer as much as we love him would take shots away from the guys we need to milk(even though he makes most of them). Dwight getting 32 points the other day against miami had alot to do with rafer turning down shots,when rafer was open a few times he found dwight under the rim while he had his man pinned and dwight got easy dunks out of it. If jameer is in the game make or miss he takes those shots and dwight probably finishes the game with 22 points instead of 32,thats the difference RA makes and its a breath of fresh air. I love watching skip play PG.

     
  • At 3:58 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    I look for the Bulls to come out strong tonight, as they laid a huge egg Sunday against the Pacers, who were missing Danny Granger and mike Dunleavy. A team like the Bulls fighting for the last playoff spot needs to win those games.

    I do expect the Magic to withstand anything the Bulls can do tonight, and come away with the victory, though I expect the game to be much more competitive than when the Magic played the Bulls on New Year's Eve when the Magic blew them out.

    I could have made the 40 mile drive to the United Center tonight to cheer on the Magic, but I will be in Orlando on vacation from March 3rd through March 12th, and will see three Magic games, including the Bulls/Magic on March 11th... can't wait!

    I'll just cheer on the Magic to victory tonight relaxing at home.

     

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