NBA Chicago Bulls VS Orlando Magic


NBA Chicago Bulls VS Orlando Magic - livestream88 - sports live stream - It’s a battle of Eastern Conference teams on the outside looking in for the postseason up in the Windy City. The Orlando Magic are on the road as they travel to face the Chicago Bulls Monday night. Orlando had won three in a row but came up a 111-104 loser at home to Milwaukee Saturday night. Chicago couldn’t build off their win over Minnesota as they fell 101-90 at home to the Wizards Saturday night. The Bulls have a 56-48 advantage in the all-time regular season series between the teams with wins in the last three meetings, including two this season. In the last matchup, Chicago rolled to a 112-94 home win on December 20, 2017.

Orlando Magic Looking to Get Back in Win Column
Orlando had won three straight and four of five before falling at home to Milwaukee. The Magic entered Sunday 1.5 games ahead of the Hawks to stay out of the Eastern Conference basement, so they had that going for them. Orlando led by five after the opening quarter and four at the half before being outscored 61-50 in the second half to take the loss. The Magic allowed the Bucks to shoot 52.4 percent from the floor while Orlando shot 44.6 percent overall and eight of 30 from three point range. Mario Hezonja led the Magic with 23 points in the loss.

The Magic has been average this season putting the ball in the basket: they are 15th in the league with 105.7 points per game. Orlando stands 25th on the glass with 41.4 boards per contest and is 10th with 23.3 assists a night. The Magic is 27th in scoring defense as they allow 109.9 points a game. Nikola Vucevic is third on Orlando with 17.4 points plus 9.3 rebounds per game: he’s out until late February after injuring his hand against Washington December 23. Evan Fournier contributes 17.9 points a night, Aaron Gordon leads the team with 18.4 points and 8.3 boards a game while Johnathon Simmons contributes 14 points a night. Gordon has missed the last seven games with a hip flexor and is out again here. D.J. Augustin (8.9 points, 3.2 assists), Terrence Ross, Mario Hezonja, Arron Afflalo, Shelvin Mack, Marreese Speights and Jonathan Isaac are all components of Frank Vogel’s rotation. Ross is out indefinitely with a sprained MCL and a non-displaced fracture in his right leg. Isaac is out indefinitely with an ankle injury. The Magic is 14th in the league in field goal percentage as they shoot 46.1 percent as a team. Orlando is 16th with 10.3 made threes per game while the team is 22nd in three point percentage as they shoot 35.5 percent from downtown.