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Chuck Checks In 01.28.23

GAME NIGHT FROM ORLANDO: Bulls (22-26, 9-16 on the road) at Magic (19-30, 13-12 at home ) : 6PM CT.

RADIO: 670 The Score: Chuck Swirsky, Bill Wennington, Alyssa Bergamini. 5:45 CT pre.
TV: NBCSC: Adam Amin and Stacey King: 6PM. CT.

LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: DeRozan: 26 ppg. Magic: Banchero: 20.7 ppg.
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Vucevic: 11 per. Orlando: Carter: 8 per.
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: DeRozan: 4.9 per. Orlando: Fultz: 5 per.

SEASON SERIES: Orlando 1-0.

CCI PREVIEW: The Bulls finish off the third of three straight on the road hoping to find consistency for a full 48 minutes.

Similar to what occurred against the Pacers, the Bulls blew a double digit third quarter lead in losing to the Hornets Thursday.

It's been extremely frustrating for Billy Donovan's team as they entered Tuesday's game against the Pacers with a three game win streak. The offense has struggled with the team averaging just 103 points over the last two games, shooting 44% from the field and 18% from three point range. That has to turn around. The Bulls overall have been one of the more efficient three point shooting teams in the NBA this season, hopefully they can get back on track against an Orlando team that lost last night in Miami 110-105. Orlando turned the ball over 20 times leading to 32 Heat points. Second year player Franz Wagner is having an exceptional season averaging 20 ppg. The league's number one overall pick, Paolo Banchero leads Orlando in scoring averaging 20 points per contest.

The Magic beat the Bulls in their only previous meeting on a Jalen Suggs three pointer as time expired.


Oklahoma City 112, Cleveland 100. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 35 points as the Thunder moved to within one game of the .500 mark. Gilgeous-Alexander has four straight games of scoring at least 30 points.

Milwaukee 141, Indiana 131. Giannis Antetokounmpo 41 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for the Bucks. Milwaukee has scored at least 140 in back to back road games for the first time in franchise history. The Pacers have lost nine of 10.

Golden State 129, Toronto 117. Stephen Curry had 35 points and 11 assists.

Minnesota 111, Memphis 100. Anthony Edwards had a 25-7-7 game.

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