Orlando 86, Chicago 87

Date - Friday, April 5, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #23 Jason Phillips, #44 Eli Roe, #49 Tom Washington
Attendance - 22268

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Orlando 19 24 27 16 86
Chicago 14 26 26 21 87

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Orlando 19-58 11-27 8-31 L4
Chicago 42-33 22-16 20-17 W2

Recap

Bulls 87, Magic 86: Nate Robinson scored 12 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and host Chicago held off Orlando to move into sole possession of fifth place in the Eastern Conference.

Luol Deng also scored 19 points as the Bulls moved one game ahead of Atlanta and closed within a game of fourth-place Brooklyn in the battle for home-court advantage in the opening round of the playoffs.

Beno Udrih scored 27 points, including 18 in the third quarter, and Nikola Vucevic had 16 and 15 rebounds for the Magic, who lost their fourth straight and fell to 1-12 in their last 13 games.

Udrih scored 14 consecutive points in the third quarter and Orlando built an eight-point lead, but Robinson nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to cut Chicago's deficit to 70-66 entering the fourth.

Robinson scored 10 points in the first five minutes of the fourth to put the Bulls ahead and Deng hit a 3-pointer to spark an 8-0 run that extended the lead to 87-78 with 3:50 to play. The Magic stormed back with an 8-0 burst to get within one with 1:33 to play but neither team scored the rest of the way.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Magic rookie F Moe Harkless limped off the court in the first quarter and did not return due to a sore left knee. ... Chicago was again without Joakim Noah (foot), Taj Gibson (knee), Marco Belinelli (abdominal strain), Richard Hamilton (lower back) and Derrick Rose (knee). ... PG Jameer Nelson (ankle) sat out his fourth straight game for Orlando, which lost its fourth in a row to the Bulls.

Top Game Performances

Orlando   Chicago
Beno Udrih 27 Scoring Luol Deng 19
Beno Udrih 7 Assists Nate Robinson 5
Nikola Vucevic 15 Rebounds Nazr Mohammed 11
Beno Udrih 4 Free Throws Made Luol Deng 7
Beno Udrih 2 Steals Carlos Boozer 2
Moe Harkless 2 Blocks Nazr Mohammed 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Orlando 86 42.5 4-10 14-17 18 45 7 6 13
Chicago 87 40.2 8-20 13-14 19 37 6 10 12

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Bulls have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .727 after a loss.
  • Orlando will play their next game on the road against Cleveland . The Magic have a W/L % of .316 after a win and .224 after a loss.