The box score of the Bulls-Magic will portray the outcome as 96-93 Magic but the Bulls had opportunities to win the game...Orlando had ample opportunities to finish the game long before the eventual outcome.
Both teams turned the ball over--18 for the Bulls leading to 26 Magic points.
Orlando-19 turnovers-27 Bulls points.
Yes, Howard was Howard-a force on the boards (15)---to go along with his 22 points. Rashard Lewis with a 21-11 game but as badly as the Bulls played they could have won the game. Shots near the end of the game from Ben Gordon and Andres Nocioni wouldn't fall. Nocioni and Gordon combined for 37 off the bench. Drew Gooden put together a solid game scoring 21points. But Luol Deng continues to struggle..0-8. In his last three games he's 6-31 from the floor.
Vinny Del Negro has to be proud of how hard his team battled. The Bulls trailed by as many as 17. The Bulls will practice Tuesday here in Orlando then leave for Cleveland for Wednesday's game against the Cavs.
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