Found January 02, 2013 on Sports Blog Net:
At 7PM tonight, the Orlando Magic (12-19) will square off against the Chicago Bulls (16-13) in Orlando. For the Magic, it is a chance to snap a 6 game losing streak. The Bulls have lost 3 of their last 4 games and are looking to maintain their 5th seed in the East. They are currently tied with the Milwaukee Bucks. The Magic put up an incredible effort against the Heat on New Years Eve, but it was not enough to come away with the W. Vucevic broke the record for most rebounds recorded in a single game with 29 total (previously 28 by Shaq in 1993). It was a great game, but the Heat were able to pull it off in an overtime nail-biter. They will come into tonight's game against the Bulls with the 26th overall ranked offense and the 10th overall ranked defense. The Bulls enter this game after a stinker against the lowly Charlotte Bobcats, in which the Bobcats outscored them 26-16 in the final quarter to win 91-81. Like the Magic, Chicago's problems do not lie on the defensive end of the ball. Without Derrick Rose, the Bulls offense had a tendency to grow stagnant at points throughout the game. Their offensive ranking is 27th, but their defense is 3rd overall. Tonight's matchup will likely be a slug-fest on the defensive end. Keep that in mind when you place your answers for the Crystal Ball predictions game. This is the second game of the week, with the Miami Heat game going to Davor. Remember, the winner is chosen by cumulative POINTS at the end of the week, not by games won. All results will be posted to the Crystal Ball Leaderboards page. Last time the Magic faced the Bulls, they lost 93-99. The boxscore from that game will be available below the 5 questions as a reference. Good luck! How many points will the Magic score? A correct response will be worth one point. If you guess the winner correctly, regardless of the score, it is worth an additional point. Correctly guessing the final score for both teams will be worth a total of five points. How many points will the Bulls score? A correct response will be worth one point. If you guess the winner correctly, regardless of the score, it is worth an additional point. Correctly guessing the final score for both teams will be worth a total of five points. Which player will lead the game in scoring? Correctly guessing the player will give you one point and if you can guess the exact amount he will score, that will be an extra 3 points. If multiple players tie for the highest amount of points, then all of those players are eligible. Which player will lead the game in rebounds? Correctly guessing the player will net you one point and if you can guess the exact amount of rebound he will net, that is worth an extra 3 points. If two players or more players tie for the highest amount of rebounds, then any of those players are eligible. Which team and player will tally the most turnovers during the game? Correctly guessing the player or team will net you one point apiece and if you can guess the exact amount of team and individual turnovers, this will be worth an extra 2 points apiece. If two or more players tie for the highest amount of turnovers, then all of those players are eligible. Orlando Magic STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS Glen Davis, PF 36 7-22 0-1 2-5 4 6 10 1 1 0 1 6 -8 16 Nikola Vucevic, C 42 5-13 0-0 6-7 3 7 10 0 1 2 2 3 +1 16 Arron Afflalo, SG 34 10-17 3-7 5-5 1 4 5 5 1 1 0 3 -4 28 E'Twaun Moore, SG 33 7-13 3-4 0-0 3 2 5 2 0 0 1 4 -4 17 DeQuan Jones, SG 12 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 -9 2 BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS Gustavo Ayon, PF 11 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 1 +4 0 Andrew Nicholson, PF 7 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 -7 2 Josh McRoberts, PF 15 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 1 0 0 0 1 -4 0 Ish Smith, PG 16 1-5 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 5 0 0 2 0 +5 2 J.J. Redick, SG 34 4-11 2-6 0-0 0 2 2 7 0 0 2 2 -4 10 Kyle O'Quinn, PF DNP COACH'S DECISION Moe Harkless, SF DNP COACH'S DECISION Jameer Nelson, PG DNP STRAINED RIGHT HAMSTRING TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS 36-86 8-19 13-17 11 32 43 23 4 5 11 22 93 41.9% 42.1% 76.5% Fast break points:   9 Points in the paint:   30 Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   12 (10) +/- denotes team's net points while the player is on the court. Chicago Bulls STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS Carlos Boozer, PF 28 6-18 0-0 0-0 2 6 8 3 1 0 1 3 +1 12 Luol Deng, SF 38 9-16 0-2 5-6 1 7 8 4 0 0 1 1 +1 23 Joakim Noah, C 41 7-13 0-1 6-8 3 6 9 4 0 5 2 3 +11 20 Kirk Hinrich, SG 26 3-5 2-2 0-2 1 4 5 5 2 0 0 1 -4 8 Richard Hamilton, SG 28 3-8 0-0 1-1 0 3 3 2 1 0 2 0 +11 7 BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS Taj Gibson, PF 20 5-9 0-0 2-3 0 5 5 0 0 2 0 1 +5 12 Jimmy Butler, SF 22 1-3 0-0 2-2 2 1 3 2 1 0 0 1 +13 4 Nazr Mohammed, C 7 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -5 0 Nate Robinson, PG 22 5-8 0-1 1-2 0 2 2 6 1 0 2 2 +10 11 Marco Belinelli, SG 8 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 -13 2 Vladimir Radmanovic, SF DNP COACH'S DECISION Marquis Teague, PG DNP COACH'S DECISION TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS 40-84 2-6 17-24 9 34 43 27 7 7 9 12 99 47.6% 33.3% 70.8% Fast break points:   9 Points in the paint:   34 Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   9 (13)
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