Magic Wands: at Bulls 12/1

(13-4) vs. (9-6)
Time/TV: 8 p.m./Sun Sports
Line: Bulls by 2
Season Series: Tonight in Chicago; Jan. 28 in Chicago; March 4 in Orlando; April 10 in Orlando
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Carlos Boozer will be a game-time decision tonight, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports, as he looks to play his first game of the season after breaking his hand. Johnson reports Boozer will warm up and see how he feels before making a decision on whether or not he is ready to play. When Boozer comes back, he will add tons of depth to a team already fighting some injuries to front court player Taj Gibson.

–John Jackson of the Chicago Sun-Times expects an adjustment period for the Bulls whenever Boozer gets back into the lineup.

–Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post reports the Magic have been in trade discussions with the Wizards about Gilbert Arenas.

The Magic are preparing for a truly difficult stretch of games, Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel writes. Seven of the next eight are on the road including the team’s first jaunt to the West Coast.

–The Los Angeles Times asked a couple of its Tribune writers whether the Magic needed to make a move to get over the top. Their consensus is the Magic have the pieces in place to win a title and no trade is needed.

–It appears Rashard Lewis has gotten back on track and is out of his shooting slump.

–Rick Telander of the Chicago Sun-Times is feeling pretty optimistic after a successful 4-3 Circus Trip. Carlos Boozer has liked what he has seen from the bench.

–It was an uneven effort, but a fourth quarter surge helped the Magic top the Pistons on Tuesday night at Amway Center.

Daniel Orton was officially assigned to the Magic’s D-League affiliate in New Mexico on Wednesday.

–The Bulls are a little wary after Charles Barkley named them as his pick to win the East.

Dwight Howard was having some fun with the media following last night’s win, imitating Derek Anderson’s press conference from Monday’s football game.

Joakim Noah had a strange encounter with John Elway while Chicago was on its Thanksgiving Circus road trip.

Philip Rossman-Reich

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