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Tonight's Orlando Magic Preseason Game: vs. Chicago Bulls

The Orlando Magic begin working on the busy second half of their preseason schedule tonight when they host the new-look Chicago Bulls. Chicago got some bad news recently when it learned top-dollar free-agent signee Carlos Boozer will miss the first month or two of the season due to a broken hand, sustained when he tripped over a bag in his home. But the complaints otherwise are few and far between. The Bulls inked Joakim Noah to a lucrative contract extension and seem to have a bright future. And despite their 2-3 preseason record, they own a positive scoring differential and, under new defensive-minded head coach Tom Thibodeau, have limited their opponents to 48 percent effective field goal shooting.

2010/2011 NBA Preseason
Chicago Bulls main logo
Orlando Magic main logo
2-3 (0-2 road)
Lost 1
4-0 (2-0 home)
Won 4
October 16th, 2010
Amway Center
7:00 PM
No local TV
Possible Starters
Derrick Rose PG Jameer Nelson
Keith Bogans SG Vince Carter
Luol Deng SF Rashard Lewis
Joakim Noah PF Brandon Bass
Omer Asik C Dwight Howard
2009/10 Advanced Stats
93.1 (11th) Pace 92.0 (18th)
103.5 (27th) ORtg 111.4 (4th)
105.3 (11th) DRtg 103.3 (3rd)
Game Officials
David Jones
John Goble
Eli Roe

Orlando will rest Quentin Richardson and Mickael Pietrus tonight, giving Rashard Lewis another chance to start at small forward. He'll have a tough test guarding Luol Deng, who's added the three-point shot to his offensive arsenal; he's taken nearly half of his shots from long range this preseason, while connecting on 55 percent of them. The Bulls have played a jumbo lineup featuring centers Noah and Omer Asik, which also gives the Magic an opportunity to try their version of a big lineup by playing Brandon Bass.

I'm here at Amway Center to cover the game live.