Bulls Vs. Magic: Chicago's Defense Sets Record During Rose-less Victory

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Orlando Magic on Monday night at the Amway Center.

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Bulls Vs. Magic Final Score: Chicago Holds Orlando To 59 Points During Victory

The Chicago Bulls didn't have reigning MVP Derrick Rose against the Orlando Magic tonight, but they didn't need him. Coach Tom Thibodeau's crew set the franchise record for the fewest points allowed by an opponent during a, 85-59 win at the Amway Center.

Power forward Carlos Boozer led the Chicago attack, finishing with 24 points, 13 rebounds and four steals on 12-of-18 shooting. Reserve point guard John Lucas III stepped up his game again without Rose, scoring 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting that included four makes from three-point range. Luol Deng had 14 points for Chicago on 5-of-13 shooting from the field in the win.

Center Dwight Howard led the Magic with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Ryan Anderson had 10 points for the Magic in the loss.

Orlando finished just 24-for-68 from the field (35.3 percent) and shot 4-of-20 from three point range.

The win improves Chicago to 38-10 and makes coach Tom Thibodeau the quickest head coach ever to 100 victories.

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Bulls Vs. Magic Score Upate: Chicago Leads 60-48 After 3rd Quarter

The Chicago Bulls are playing without star guard Derrick Rose tonight, but no worries, guys. Carlos Boozer has this taken care of. Chicago's much-maligned power forward has 24 points as the Bulls will take a 60-48 lead into the fourth quarter tonight at the Amway Center.

Boozer is 12-of-17 from the field, and also has 10 rebounds already. Guard John Lucas III didn't score in the third quarter, but is still Chicago's second leading scorer with 11 points. Luol Deng has 10 points for the Bulls.

Dwight Howard has 16 points and 11 rebounds for Chicago on 7-of-10 shooting. Ryan Anderson (10 points) is the only other Orlando player in double-figures in scoring.

Chicago has 14 assists to the Magic's five assists.

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Bulls Vs. Magic: Watch Chicago's John Lucas III Hit 3 Straight Three-Pointers (Video)

Despite playing without star guard Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls will head to the second half with a 15-point lead over the Orlando Magic on the road. Without Rose, reserve point guard John Lucas III has again picked up the scoring slack. Lucas, who propelled the Bulls past the Miami Heat last Wednesday, has 11 points at the half, which includes a streak of three-straight three pointers

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Bulls Vs. Magic Score Update: Chicago Leads 48-33 At Halftime

You wouldn't expect the Chicago Bulls to easily handle the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center without star guard Derrick Rose, but through a half, that's exactly what's happening. The Bulls will take a 48-33 lead into the third quarter on Monday night behind strong efforts from power forward Carlos Boozer and reserve point guard John Lucas III.

Boozer leads Chicago with 16 points and five rebounds on 8-of-10 shooting at halftime. Lucas has 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting including three makes from three-point range. Luol Deng has eight points at the half.

Orlando lost to the Miami Heat last night, and are playing decidedly uninspired basketball thus far. Dwight Howard and Ryan Anderson each have eight points at the half. Small forward Hedo Turkoglu has five points for Orlando at the break.

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Bulls Vs. Magic Score Update: Chicago Bulls Lead 22-14 After 1st Quarter

The first quarter saw a rather sluggish start from both the Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic, as both teams struggled to score at the offensive end. But the Chicago Bulls exited the period with a 22-14 lead after heating up a bit in the late stages and putting together a 9-0 run.

Related: NBA Rumors: Will the Bulls sign Derek Fisher? Do they want to? Should they?

Orlando is shooting just 33.3% from the field so far and the Magic have turned the ball over six times already. Dwight Howard has six points and two rebounds, but he also picked up two fouls in the quarter.

John Lucas has nine for the Bulls, who are shooting 52.9%.

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Bulls Vs. Magic: Tom Thibodeau Can Become Fastest Coach To 100 Wins In NBA History

It won't be easy for the Bulls to pick up a win in Orlando on Monday night, especially if point guard Derrick Rose is out again, but if they do pull off a victory, they'll help their coach make NBA history. Tom Thibodeau can become the fastest coach to reach 100 career wins in league history.

Related: NBA Rumors: Will the Bulls sign Derek Fisher? Do they want to? Should they?

The current record holder is Avery Johnson, who set the mark while with the Dallas Mavericks.

Avery Johnson set the NBA mark for the fastest to 100 wins when he coached the Mavericks and was 100-31 at the time. Thibodeau has a record of 99-30.

The Bulls and Magic tip at 7:00 p.m. CT.

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Derek Fisher Rumors: Bulls Reportedly Among Fisher's Targets

The Chicago Bulls, struggling with injuries all season long, may have a chance to land free agent PG Derek Fisher according to Marc Stein of ESPN:

Fisher, who started the season with the Los Angeles Lakers, recently reached a buyout agreement with the Houston Rockets, making the 37-year-old veteran a free agent. Fisher has played 15 NBA seasons, mostly with the Lakers, and over the last three seasons, he has averaged 9.1 PTS and 3.6 AST per 36 minutes.

Owing to his time on strong Lakers teams, Fisher also has five championships to his record.

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Bulls Vs. Magic Preview: Chicago Looks For Revenge Against Orlando

The Chicago Bulls face the Orlando Magic tonight at the Amway Center.

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