The Orlando Magic visit the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night in a matchup of two teams faring surprisingly well in the early part of the 2012/13 season.
Orlando, one of the league's least-talented teams following the trade of Dwight Howard, has rolled to two double-digit victories to open the season and boasts the NBA's most efficient offense. The Bulls won't have franchise cornerstone Derrick Rose available for most of the season due to injury, and luxury-tax concerns forced them to jettison valuable role-players Ömer Aşik, Kyle Korver, Ronnie Brewer, and John Lucas III in the offseason. Despite those issues, Chicago owns a 2-1 record thanks to some stifling defense.
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|2012/2013 NBA Season|
|November 6th, 2012|
|Fox Sports Florida / 96.5 FM|
|E'Twaun Moore||PG||Kirk Hinrich|
|Arron Afflalo||SG||Richard Hamilton|
|DeQuan Jones||SF||Luol Deng|
|Glen Davis||PF||Carlos Boozer|
|Nikola Vučević||C||Joakim Noah|
|2011/12 Advanced Stats|
|89.0 (29th)||Pace||89.1 (28th)|
|105.0 (15th)||ORtg||107.4 (5th)|
|104.1 (12th)||DRtg||98.3 (2nd)|
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