|Chris Duhon||PG||Carlos Arroyo|
|Kirk Hinrich||SG||Keith Bogans|
|Luol Deng||SF||Hedo Turkoglu|
|Joe Smith||PF||Rashard Lewis|
|Ben Wallace||C||Dwight Howard|
The Bulls are 2-1 since they fired Scott Skiles and 2-0 under Jim Boylan, their new interim coach. However, those two victories came over Milwaukee and New York, which are last in their respective divisions at this point. As a result, BlogABull is nonplussed.
The Magic will have to contend with Ben Gordon coming off the bench. Gordon won the NBA's Sixth-Man award in his rookie season and has thrived in that role throughout his career. Still, I question the wisdom of a team benching its number-one scoring threat when it's also the least efficient offensive team in the league... at least as of the last time KnickerBlogger updated his stats.
Although the Bulls have won two straight games, the Magic should beat them. In fact, they should be embarrassed if they don't. The Magic are coming off victories against inferior teams -- New York, Miami, and Charlotte -- but they can't let that stop them from putting their collective foot on their opponent's collective neck. We dropped winnable games against Indiana, Atlanta, Milwaukee, and Memphis earlier this month; we can atone for that somewhat by making it four straight wins with a victory over da Bulls today.
Tipoff is at 2:00 PM on Sun Sports, so set your DVRs if you have to work (like me) or are going to sleep in (like Dad Q. Rock).