Magic Wands: Orlando Magic at Chicago Bulls

OrlandoMagic

3-3

ChicagoBulls

3-3

Time/TV: 8 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Bulls by7
Tickets: $30-$977 on SeatGeek
Season Series: Tonight in Chicago; Jan. 24 in Orlando; March 8 in Orlando; April 10 in Chicago

Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
Orlando 96.2 98.5 104.5 45.9 27.0 12.8 25.5
Chicago 97.1 109.3 107.3 50.5 33.5 16.1 29.7


1) The Orlando Magic will have to reverse a troubling trend on the defensive glass as they take on the top offensive rebounding team in the league in the Chicago Bulls.

2) Nikola Vucevic is finding new ways to thrive this season with the added competition on the roster.

3) What was supposed to be the Orlando Magic’s biggest strength has been its biggest weakness so far this season, Cory Hutson of Orlando Pinstriped Post writes.

4) Serge Ibaka’s blocks are down still as he has gotten off to a slow start this year, Vincent McMillan looks at whether this is something permanent.

5) The Orlando Magic are finding something that is working coming off their bench, Cory Hutson of Orlando Pinstriped Post writes.

6) The Orlando Magic’s veteran players are already paying big dividends as the team climbed back to .500.

7) The Chicago Bulls’ defense has been very bad. Who is to blame? Blog-A-Bull explores.

8) Mario Hezonja is welcoming and seeking out advice from teammates as he works through his early season slump, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes. It paid off in the Orlando Magic’s win over the Washington Wizards, Dar-Wei Chen writes.

9) As good as the Chicago Bulls were during a three-game win streak to start the season, their fall the last three games has been equally puzzling, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune writes.

10) Michael Whitlow of Pippen Ain’t Easy reviews what to like and what not to like so far for the Chicago Bulls.

11) The Chicago Bulls fell back to earth in their loss Saturday to the Indiana Pacers, Vijay Vemu of Blog-A-Bull writes.

12) Despite talks of his demise, Serge Ibaka was still considered one of the best players on the Orlando Magic in ESPN’s NBA Rank.

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