Originally written on Orlando Magic Daily  |  Last updated 11/12/14
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 Joakim Noah who added 23 and 20 points respectively as Chicago held on for a 99-93 victory at United Center on Tuesday.   Score Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Orlando 93 98.4 46.5 24.4 11.4 19.8 Chicago 99 104.7 48.8 22.0 8.7 28.6 Sometimes basketball games are virtually dead even throughout, and this game was no different. There were a total of 14 lead changes throughout the game with Orlando leading 48-45 at the break. The big difference in this particular game was in the second half, where Chicago outscored Orlando 54-45. In particular Orlando struggled in the fourth quarter, being outscored 31-23 by the Bulls. Chicago seemed to have a slight advantage in the paint, outscoring Orlando 34-30 inside and also taking the edge in second chance points by a difference of 17-11. The fourth quarter was the difference in the game, with Chicago shooting a scorching 57.1 percent from the field compared to an abysmal 37.5 percent from Orlando. Orlando was also out-rebounded by Chicago in the final quarter by a total of 12-10. Still the Magic had a chance to win the game. Trailing late in the game, Orlando stormed back into the game, bringing it within six points. Panic, inexperience or overconfidence may have set in as Orlando tried desperately to shoot itself back into the game. As the ball swung to Glen Davis at the top of the key, he was open and confident enough to shoot a 3-pointer. A head-scratching move considering Davis was 7 for 22 in scoring 16 points on the evening. It was not a good shooting night for Davis as he had at least five of his shots blocked by the big front line for the Bulls. Davis' poor shooting percentage and high shot volume was symbolic of what plagued the team for most of the evening. As opposed to the first two games that the Magic have played this year, the ball movement did not appear as crisp. Orlando even seemed stymied at times by the Chicago defense. The Magic seemed to lack clear leadership at times on the floor, with Nelson being out. A bright spot on the night for the Magic could possibly be the evolution of Nikola Vucevic. The starting Orlando center added another double-double with a 16-point and 10-rebound effort tonight. More and more game time for this young man might result in more and more success. The low post game for the big man could use some work, but the raw ability is very obvious. Although a disappointing night from the Magic, particularly in the second half, the Magic have no time to question themselves as they are back in action tomorrow night at Minnesota. On a night where the country turns its attention to the presidency, the Magic need to turn their particular focus to correcting the second half blunders that cost them on this night in Chicago.

Family searching for missing Ohio State football player

CM Punk opens up about leaving WWE, says he'll never return

Manny Pacquiao responds to Floyd Mayweather diss

Australian cricket player dies from head injuries

Wrigley Field bleacher renovation may be delayed

Yankees wanted Rollins but Phillies' price was too high


Pop misses game for medical reasons; Messina takes over

John Beilein upset with ESPN for late start time to game

Tyson Chandler felt like Knicks' scapegoat at times

Fred Jackson has 'no respect' for Donte Whitner

Devon Still responds to unpaid child support allegations

Diamondbacks sign Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas

Things to be thankful for in the NBA this season

Eric Berry sends out Thanksgiving message

WATCH: Ronda Rousey talks about Eminem referencing her

WATCH: Dwayne Harris dirty hit on Nolan Carroll sparks fight

Steelers turned down chance to be called 'America's Team'

Report: Small chance Raiders-Rams could be moved to Indy

Todd Gurley begins rehab after surgery on knee for torn ACL

Brodeur to practice with Blues

OSU player posts Michigan player's girlfriend as his 'WCW'

Jim Harbaugh's family may not eat turkey thanks to NBC

Ole Miss' The Grove threatened by Mississippi State fan

Is it time for the Redskins to move on from Robert Griffin III?

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

WATCH: Ronda Rousey talks Eminem

CM Punk opens up about leaving WWE

Wrigley renovation may be delayed

Steelers could have been America's Team

John Beilein upset with ESPN

Should Washington move on from RG3?

Dominic Raiola fined for cheap shots

Rose leaves with injury again

WATCH: Pierce signs for fan during game

Report: McCoy to start over RG3

Braxton Miller headed to Oregon?

Game of the week: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.