Chicago Bulls 112 Orlando Magic 80

Posted: November 8, 2016 by Sports Time Radio in sports, Sports Time Radio, Uncategorized
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The Chicago Bulls ended there 3 game losing streak and got themselves back over .500 at 4-3 with a 32 points victory 112-80 over the Orlando Magic. The Magic came into the game on a 3 game winning streak. The loss also dropped Orlando a game under .500 at 3-4.

Orlando had the lead at 24-22 with just under 4 minutes left in the 1st quarter after a Nikola Vucevic jumper. The Bulls than ran off the next 13 points to end the 1st quarter and take a 37-24 lead. The teams played a pretty even 2nd quarter and in the end the Magic was able to knock 4 points off the Bulls lead by  outscoring them 28-24. Going into halftime the Bulls had a 9 point lead at 61-52. The Magic cut the lead to 5 points at 63-58 with about 10 minutes left in the 3rd quarter. The Bulls went on a 15-0 run to stretch the lead to 76-61. Orlando was only able to score 11 points in the 3rd quarter. The Bulls put up 27 points in the quarter and pulled away to a 88-63 lead. The 4th quarter went a little better for the Magic, but not much. Orlando scored 17 points in the 4th quarter and with the Bulls putting up 24 points in the quarter the Magic didn’t have much of a chance losing 112-80.

Jimmy Butler of the Bulls was the games high scorer with 20 points. Butler was a perfect 10 for 10 from the free throw line. Not only was Butler the leading scorer in the game he also handed out a game high 7 assists. Taj Gibson had a double-double as he scored 16 points and grabbed a game high 11 rebounds. Dwayne Wade also added 16 points while Doug McDermott scored 11 points off the bench and Isaiah Canaan also came off the bench to reach double figures with 10 points.

Aaron Gordon led the Magic in scoring with 15 points. Evan Fournier added 13 points and Nikola Vucevic had 11 points. Elfrid Payton led the Magic in assists with 6 while Serge Ibaka and Bismack Biyombo each grabbed 7 rebounds to lead Orlando.

 

The Bulls head to Atlanta on Wednesday night to take on the 4-2 Hawks. Orlando heads home to face the 1-4 Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

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