Game night preview
ORLANDO MAGIC at CHICAGO BULLS
Saturday, Jan. 2. 8:00 p.m.
The Orlando Magic (24-8, 11-5 road) close out their three-game week when they visit the Chicago Bulls (13-17, 10-6 home) on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. Orlando has had its share of success against Chicago, winning 10 of its last 13 matchups with the Bulls. Magic All-Star center Dwight Howard did damage against Chicago last season, averaging 19.5 points and 12.5 rebounds in their four meetings with the Bulls. Although Orlando owns a clear advantage on the interior, it will need to slow down the Bulls’ potent backcourt of Derrick Rose and Kirk Hinrich in order to leave Chicago with a victory. “He’s a good point guard,” Magic All-Star forward Rashard Lewis said of Rose earlier this season. “He’s explosive and strong around the rim. He can get into the paint and he’s a great finisher as well as a good passer. He’s going to be a great point guard in the league for a long time and he’s somebody you most definitely have to pay attention to.”
|Orlando||24-8||1st Southeast / 2nd East||101.9||95.7||Road 11-5||Won 2||7-3|
|Chicago||13-17||2nd Central / 7th East||91.7||97.3||Home 10-6||Won 3||6-4|
Here is the complete preview from Yahoo! Sports.
The Magic are 3 point favorites.