Posted January 01, 2013 on AP on Fox
While the Chicago Bulls have been on a roller coaster of highs and lows, their latest defeat might have them at their lowest point. The injury-depleted Orlando Magic are in a similar tailspin, but hope to build off their most recent performance. The slumping Bulls will try to get back on track and win their fifth straight in Orlando on Wednesday night when they take on the Magic, losers of six straight. Chicago (16-13) looks to shake off a troubling 91-81 loss to visiting Charlotte on Monday, which ended the Bobcats' 18-game losing streak and dropped the Bulls out of a tie for first place in the Central. After dropping three of their last four by an average of 16.7 points, the Bulls are focused on turning things around in a two-game trip to Florida that also stops at defending champion Miami on Friday. "We're in a funk right now, we've been up and down this season,'' said forward Taj Gibson. "We just have to find our way out of it.'' The M...
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