ORLANDO MAGIC VS. CHICAGO BULLS


GameNight Specifics
NBA Coverage: Game Info
Date: Friday, January 6
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Amway Center (ORLANDO, FLI)
Radio: AM 580 WDBO, AM 1270 WRLZ
Television: Sun Sports, ESPN



PROJECTED MATCHUPS

LINEUPS MAY CHANGE BY GAME TIME


TEAM
PG
SG
C
PF
SF
R
BULLS
Derrick Rose

Richard Hamilton

Joakim Noah

Carlos Boozer

Luol Deng

Taj Gibson
MAGIC
Jameer Nelson

Jason Richardson

Dwight Howard

Ryan Anderson

Hedo Turkoglu

Glen Davis





















PREGAME INFO


Last Season’s Results: Orlando grabbed just one of its four meetings with Chicago.

Dec. 1: Jameer Nelson fired off 24 points as the Magic stormed past the Bulls on the way to a 107-78 blowout road victory.

Jan. 28: Dwight Howard erupted for 40 points and 15 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as Chicago edged Orlando.

March 4: Despite solid scoring performances from Howard and Jason Richardson, Chicago's 14-0 second-quarter run proved to be too much for Orlando to overcome.

April 10: Jameer Nelson's potential game-tying shot at the buzzer went through a tenth of a second late, giving the Bulls a 102-99 win over the Magic.

Key Matchup: Jameer Nelson vs. Derrick Rose

In a battle of talented point guards, Nelson will look to outshine the NBA's reigning MVP.

Instant Analysis: The Magic and the Bulls are currently tied for the second-best record (4-1) in the Eastern Conference. Although its early in the season, if both squads -- as expected -- continue to shine, this matchup may end up having implications on playoff seeding down the road.

Other Notables: Quentin Richardson helped lead Whitney High School to a 30-1 record and Chicago Public League championship and Illinois Class AA state championship in 1997-98. He was also named the 1998 Illinois Player of the Year by USA Today. Dwight Howard averaged 24.3 points per game against the Bulls last season. Orlando is 41-40 all-time vs. Chicago.

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