Orlando Magic at Chicago Bulls, 8 p.m.

TV: Fox Sports Florida Radio: AM 580 WDBO Spanish Radio: AM 1030 WONQ —Orlando is 37-35 all-time vs. Chicago (21-14 at home, 16-21 on the road) during the regular season, including 2-0 this season. —Orlando went a perfect 4-0 last season against the Bulls. —Orlando is 4-6 (2-3 at home, 2-3 at Chicago, 1995 Conference Semifinals, 1996 Conference Finals) vs. the Bulls during the playoffs. —The Magic have won nine of the last 11 regular season meetings overall. —Orlando has won four of the last seven matchups with the Bulls at home, and won the last five outings at Chicago. —Magic Senior VP Pat Williams served as Bulls GM from 1969-73. The newly-rejuvenated Magic will hit the road for the next two days, starting with a trip to Chicago tonight to face the Bulls. The Bulls, fighting for playoff contention, are sitting at 9th in the Eastern Conference. No. 1 pick Derrick Rose has been great for them his rookie season, racking up over 16 points and six assists per game. The Bulls have recently acquired Brad Miller and John Salmons from the Sacramento Kings, both of whom will be playing in their second game with the club. They sent former Magic player Drew Gooden and Andres Nocioni to the Kings in the trade. Chicago Bulls: 25-31 (9th in Eastern Conference) Magic vs. Bulls in 2008-09 (2-0) November 3: Magic 96 – Bulls 93 December 31: Magic 113 – Bulls 94 Bulls Starting Lineup (and season averages) PG: Derrick Rose – 6’3, 190 – Rookie, Memphis 16.6 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 6.4 APG, 0.9 SPG, 0.2 BPG, 2.59 TOPG (.469 FG%, .259 3P%, .796 FT%) SG: Ben Gordon – 6’3, 200 – 5th year, Connecticut 20.8 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 3.6 APG, 0.8 SPG, 0.3 BPG, 2.66 TOPG (.455 FG%, .415 3P%, .862 FT%) SF: Luol Deng – 6’9, 220 – 5th year, Duke 14.6 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 1.9 APG, 1.2 SPG, 0.5 BPG, 1.42 TOPG (.453 FG%, .412 3P%, .799 FT%) PF: Tyrus Thomas – 6’9, 215 – 3rd year, LSU 10.0 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 1.0 APG, 1.1 SPG, 1.8 BPG, 1.66 TOPG (.448 FG%, .500 3P%, .790 FT%) C: Joakim Noah – 6’11, 232 – 2nd year, Florida 5.6 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 1.1 APG, 0.6 SPG, 1.4 BPG, 0.93 TOPG (.533 FG%, .000 3P%, .566 FT%) Where They Rank PPG: 12th (100.60) OPPG: 21st (101.96) FG%: 17th (0.451) 3P%: 10th (0.378) FT%: 8th (0.789) APG: 12th (21.25) RPG: 10th (42.28) BPG: 4th (5.67) SPG: 8th (7.57) TOPG: 24th (15.16) FPG: 20th (21.89) PPG = Points Per Game; OPPG = Opponent’s Points Per Game; FG% = Field Goal Percentage; 3P% = 3-Point Percentage; FT% = Free Throw Percentage; APG = Assists Per Game; RPG = Rebounds Per Game; BPG = Blocks Per Game; SPG = Steals Per Game; TOPG = Turnovers Per Game; FPG = Fouls Per Game

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