The Orlando Magic head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night to begin their first road trip of the 2012/13 season, as well as their first back-to-back set. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 PM Eastern on Fox Sports Florida in the Orlando market. The Orlando Pinstriped Post GameThread will appear in this StoryStream and on the cover of OPP at 8 PM Eastern.
Following impressive, double-digit victories against the Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns, Orlando's record stands at 2-0 on the young season. The Bulls, even without former league MVP Derrick Rose, have opened the season 2-1 on the strength of their defense: Tom Thibodeau's team has allowed it opponents to shoot just 41.2 percent from the field, the sixth-best figure in the league. Balance has helped the Bulls succeed offensively, as seven of the nine players in Chicago's playing rotation average between eight and 14.7 points per game.