Davis had 14 points, including a pair of free throws with 1.7
seconds left to seal it, and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Magic won
for the third time in 14 road games. Vucevic finished with 10 points
and 11 rebounds while Jameer Nelson added 14 points and seven
assists for Orlando.
Luol Deng led the way with 26 points for Chicago, but missed a layup
in the final seconds that would have tied the game at 81. Mike
Dunleavy registered 14 points, including a 3-pointer at the buzzer,
D.J. Augustin also contributed 14 off the bench and Joakim Noah
added 13 for the Bulls, who lost for the fifth time in six games.
Afflalo scored 13 points in the third quarter as Orlando led by as
much as 17, but the Bulls scored 10 of the final 12 to trim the
deficit to 67-59 going into the fourth. Augustin's 3-pointer and
Noah's driving layup with 19.4 seconds left pulled Chicago within
80-79 before Afflalo made one free throw and Davis hit his two.
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Chicago scored the game's first six points before Orlando ran
off the next 15 – six by Davis – and built a 21-14 advantage
after one quarter. Orlando led by as much as 10 in the second
quarter and settled for a 43-35 edge at intermission despite
Deng's 14 points in the opening half.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Chicago F Carlos Boozer had 13 rebounds, but
Orlando had a 54-45 edge on the boards and held the Bulls to
34.6 percent shooting from the field. … Bulls starting PG Kirk
Hinrich was held out for the second straight game with a back
injury and the team announced it waived veteran PG Mike James
earlier on Monday. … The Magic snapped Chicago's five-game
winning streak against them and won for only the second time in
the last 11 meetings.
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