Who: Orlando Magic (14-16) at Chicago Bulls (7-25)
Where: United Center, Chicago, IL
When: December 21st, 8:00 EST
Line: Orlando -3.5, O/U: 202.5
Out: Chicago - Zach LaVine (ankle), Bobby Portis (ankle), Denzel Valentine (ankle); Orlando - Jonathon Simmons (ankle)
|Pace: 97.5 (26th)||Pace: 99.4 (17th)|
|ORtg: 105.8 (27th)||ORtg: 100.5 (30th)|
|DRtg: 109.8 (15th)||DRtg: 111.1 (18th)|
|PG - DJ Augustin||PG - Ryan Arcidiacono|
|SG - Evan Fournier||G - Kris Dunn|
|F - Aaron Gordon||SG - Justin Holiday|
|PF - Jonathan Isaac||PF - Lauri Markkanen|
|C - Nikola Vucevic||C - Wendell Carter Jr.|
Storyline: The Magic are making a quick stop in Chicago before returning to Orlando for a four-game home-stand to close out the calendar year. The Magic defeated the Bulls just over a week ago in Mexico City, 97-91. Zach LaVine, who scored 23 points in that contest (and leads the Bulls in scoring, 23.8 points per game), suffered an ankle injury and is expected to miss two-to-four weeks.
Check out our preview of Friday’s Magic/Bulls game here.
For some perspective from the other side, visit the Bulls SB Nation site, Blog a Bull.
GAME #31 TONIGHT— Orlando Magic PR (@Magic_PR) December 21, 2018
(pregame show at 7:30 p.m.)
What are they wearing? pic.twitter.com/0v6G8Tv9xI
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