Prior to the recent loss against the Pacers, coach Frank Vogel said he hoped these games against teams fighting to make the playoffs would, in a way, be the "playoffs" for the lottery-bound Orlando Magic. He was visibly disappointed with their effort following the game, so we'll see whether he finds a way to motivate them before another opponent in a similar situation.
Following their brutal loss to the Nets, Chicago is in serious danger of missing the playoffs despite their incredibly easy schedule down the stretch. In that sense, this should feel even closer to that "playoff intensity" Vogel's hoping for.
The game tips off at 8PM Eastern in Chicago, which you can watch on Fox Sports Florida, or catch on the radio at AM 580 Orlando.
Use this thread to discuss your in-game thoughts or comments:
|Orlando Magic||Chicago Bulls|
|Elfrid Payton||Jerrian Grant|
|Terrence Ross||Dwyane Wade|
|Evan Fournier||Jimmy Butler|
|Aaron Gordon||Nikola Mirotic|
|Nikola Vucevic||Robin Lopez|