Chicago 94, Orlando 99

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, March 8, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #61 Courtney Kirkland, #77 Karl Lane, #22 Bill Spooner
Attendance - 22127

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Orlando 37 20 22 20 99
Chicago 22 30 19 23 94

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Orlando 26-15 13-7 13-8 W1
Chicago 33-9 15-3 18-6 L1

Recap


MAGIC 99, BULLS 94: Dwight Howard scored 29 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to help visiting Orlando snap a four-game losing skid versus Chicago.

Howard pulled an alley-oop toss from Jameer Nelson out of the rafters, part of a 10-3 run from the Magic to close out the game. He added three blocks and recorded his 33rd double-double of the season.

Orlando shot 75 percent in the first quarter and built an 18-point lead before holding off a comeback to snap the Bulls' eight-game winning streak.

Chicago grabbed its first lead of the game 67-66 on a pick-and-pop from Carlos Boozer at the 4:35 mark of the third quarter.

Boozer finished with 26 points and hit seven of his 12 buckets from outside the key.

Jason Richardson hit back-to-back 3-pointers to help Orlando close the third quarter on a 13-4 run. He scored 18 points before suffering an ankle injury late in the fourth quarter.

Derrick Rose, who averaged 26.5 points in his last four games against Orlando, shot 6 of 22 from the field and finished with 17 points and nine assists.

Taj Gibson scored 14 points off the bench for the Bulls. Chicago’s reserves outscored Orlando’s bench 34-19.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rose closed out the half with a 26-foot 3-pointer on the run. …Orlando’s six first-quarter 3-pointers were a season high in a quarter. … Orlando’s 37 first-quarter points were the most allowed by Chicago in any quarter this season. … Orlando leads the all-time season series versus Chicago 42-41.

Top Game Performances

Orlando   Chicago
Dwight Howard 29 Scoring Carlos Boozer 26
Jameer Nelson 7 Assists Derrick Rose 9
Dwight Howard 18 Rebounds Joakim Noah 10
Dwight Howard 7 Free Throws Made Jimmy Butler 3
Ryan Anderson 1 Steals Carlos Boozer 4
Dwight Howard 3 Blocks Joakim Noah 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Orlando 99 42.1 11-26 24-31 17 49 4 3 15
Chicago 94 40.7 5-22 19-26 25 40 4 10 7

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Utah. The Bulls have a W/L % of .735 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Orlando will play their next game at home against Indiana. The Magic have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .800 after a loss.
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