Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/2/13
ORLANDO -- Even without their starting center, the Chicago Bulls looked like bullies around the basket Wednesday night. The Bulls got 75 points combined from their three front-court starters -- including a season-high 31 points from power forward Carlos Boozer -- to outmuscle the Orlando Magic, 96-94. Taj Gibson, starting in place of center Joakim Noah, had a season-high 21 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots, including one against Jameer Nelson with 11 seconds remaining that could have tied the game. Forward Luol Deng had 23 points, including the final two free throws with four seconds left to secure the victory. The Bulls outscored the Magic 42-32 from inside the lane. The Magic, without power forward Glen Davis inside, offered little resistance around the basket. "That's just our style of play," Boozer said. "We're aggressive around the basket. And we were resilient at the end. Taj just had a monster game for us." Gibson was making his first start of the season...
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