Chicago 97, Orlando 83

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, January 6, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Officials - #67 John Goble, #41 Ken Mauer, #63 Derek Richardson
Attendance - 18912

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago 26 27 20 24 97
Orlando 27 16 19 21 83

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 7-1 2-0 5-1 W6
Orlando 5-3 4-1 1-2 L1

Recap


Derrick Rose had 21 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds as the Chicago Bulls extended their winning streak to six with a 97-83 triumph over the host Orlando Magic on Friday night.

Rose struggled from the field - hitting just 7-of-18 shots - but helped out in other areas, adding two steals and a block while going 6-of-7 from the free-throw line.

Trailing by 11 entering the fourth quarter, the Magic battled back to make it a four-point game on a pair of Glen Davis free throws with 9:07 remaining. Kyle Korver stemmed the tide for Chicago with a 3-pointer, and added another 3 just past the midway point of the quarter as the Bulls built it back up to 86-77.

Chicago extended the lead to 12 on a Carlos Boozer 16-foot jumper with 2:13 remaining. Luol Deng had 21 points, while Boozer added 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulls.

Dwight Howard led the way with 28 points and 15 rebounds for the Magic, who shot 40 percent and surrendered 17 turnovers in defeat.

The Bulls couldn't stop Howard early - he had 16 points in the opening half - but they did a good job on everyone else, holding the Magic below 40 percent shooting to enjoy a 53-43 edge at the break. Chicago went up by as many as 17 before Orlando battled back, hitting 3s on three consecutive possessions to find itself trailing 73-62 after three.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Orlando
Luol Deng 21 Scoring Dwight Howard 28
Derrick Rose 10 Assists Chris Duhon 4
Carlos Boozer 13 Rebounds Dwight Howard 15
Derrick Rose 6 Free Throws Made Dwight Howard 6
Kyle Korver 3 Steals Glen Davis 2
Taj Gibson 2 Blocks Dwight Howard 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 97 44.2 8-14 13-17 27 46 4 10 12
Orlando 83 40.0 7-20 16-21 15 37 3 5 18

Upcoming Games

  • Orlando will play their next game on the road against Sacramento. The Magic have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Atlanta . The Bulls have a W/L % of .857 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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