Found November 07, 2012 on
Orlando Magic Daily:
On a night when the nation turns its attention to the presidential election, the eyes of some NBA fans turned their attention to the Windy City. The surprising 2-0 Orlando Magic traveled to Chicago to face the 2-1 Chicago Bulls, minus Derrick Rose.
Orlando, lacking a major star on the roster has relied heavily on team work and streaky shooting. Chicago, missing Derrick Rose until at least January, had relied on solid post play and veteran leadership.
With Jameer Nelson sitting out another game with a strained groin and sore hamstring, Orlando was looking to pick up its third win in this young season. Chicago was looking to forget a dreadful offensive effort against New Orleans on Saturday.
Despite 28 points, five assists and a strong effort from Arron Afflalo and a courageous effort from E’Twaun Moore, who added 17 points to go along with two assists, Orlando seemed to run out of steam in the fourth quarter. Chicago also had equally impressive nights from Luol Deng and J...
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Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah regrets his decision to shoot a 3-pointer against the Orlando Magic Tuesday night, as he tried to win Big Macs for fans at the United Center. Chicago-based McDonald’s is running a promotion with the Bulls. Fans can get a free Big Mac if the Bulls score 100 points during a win at home. The Bulls won 99-93. But Noah missed his 3-ponter with 3.8...
MINNEAPOLIS The drama is three months behind them in Orlando, and maybe it's helped. The Dwight Howard-less Orlando team is 2-1, and early on, it's posed a bigger challenge than most would have imagined.
Yes, Glen Davis is the focal point of their offense. Yes, they're hardly deep. But the Magic have been solid early, especially in terms of 3-point shooting; they'...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Luol Deng scored 15 of his 23 points in the second half to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 99-93 win over Orlando on Tuesday night, the Magic's first loss of the season.
Deng and Nate Robinson keyed a 15-2 second-half burst when Chicago turned a five-point deficit into an eight-point lead. Robinson hit two straight jumpers to put Chicago ahead 74-70 early in the...
Do you believe in the Orlando Magic?
Well, a few months ago, almost everyone believed something about this team and it’s that they would be stinking awful.
Following the blockbuster trade that sent Dwight Howard to the other side of the states, most of us felt like Orlando’s desperation to get rid of him resulted in a rash move that would end up costing them not only this season...
The Chicago Bulls are off to a solid start despite the absence of injured star Derrick Rose.
Even with a healthy roster, the Oklahoma City Thunder have been inconsistent out of the gate.
The two perennial NBA powers each look to build on victories Thursday night when they meet at the United Center.
A torn ACL has Rose out until at least after the All-Star break, but his Chicago...
Sadly, there was no write-in option for the poll on the Orlando Magic official team website asking fans who'd they like to be the primary backup point guard.I would have gone with Chucky Atkins...(Courtesy of The NBA Mistress)
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Bulls still Bullish
Without Derrick Rose, there were definitely questions about the Bulls. Is this Chicago team going to be one that maintains the championship caliber play that made the team the top seed in the Eastern Conference the last two years. The Bulls are still built on...
(2-0) vs. (2-1)
Time/TV: 8 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Bulls by 9
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Season Series: Tonight in Chicago; Jan. 2 in Orlando; April 5 in Chicago; April 15 in Orlando
“Do You Believe in Magic…” If you recognize my pun as a song title, then your age is telling just as much as my decision to use it.
As I was reading and writing up various preseason team previews I was generally excited for the (then) upcoming NBA season. When it came to teams such as the Orlando Magic, however, I needed to turn to an episode of The Big Bang Theory or an Adam...
Sharpest Elbows in Washington T…
Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen, Randy Brown, and Jeff Sanders joined President Barack Obama in Chicago for a game of basketball as millions of Americans cast their vote. “He’s not an overly aggressive player, but he takes what the defense gives him,” said Pippen of Obama. “He’s got a smooth game. He probably used to be a little more...
Anthony Davis sat out Saturday's game against the Chicago Bulls and is unlikely to play Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers too. He's continuing to be evaluated and first must pass the newly implemented concussion tests if he wants to return to the court.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Don't look now, but a week into the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves lead the Northwest Division -- even without injured stars Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio. Minnesota improved to 3-1 with a 90-75 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday at Target Center. The Timberwolves are off to their best start since Kevin Garnett pushed them to a 6-0 record a decade...
Dwight Howard is gone and two of their starters have already been injured, but the Orlando Magic are off to a perfect start.
They'll try to keep it that way when they hit the road for the first time.
Orlando goes for its first 3-0 start in three years on Tuesday night when the Chicago Bulls try to avoid their first set of back-to-back home losses since that same season.