Magic Vs. Bulls Score Update: Bulls Cut Deficit To 57-52 At Halftime

After trailing big for the majority of the second quarter following a brutal showing in the first, the Chicago Bulls found their stride in the final minutes before the half to trim the Orlando Magic's lead to 57-52 at the break. Trailing 52-34 with four minutes remaining, Kyle Korver scored seven straight points for Chicago to ignite a 18-5 run in the final minutes.

The Magic dominated the first quarter on the road, managing to finish the first half with impressive offensive numbers even after slowing in the second quarter. Shooting 55 percent from the field, the Magic were a deadly 7-of-13 from three-point range.

The Bulls found their three-point stroke late, though, including this unreal 26-foot buzzer-beater from Derrick Rose that ended the half:

After late night's buzzer-beater to win game against Milwaukee, some Bulls fans probably weren't too surprised that the reigning MVP managed to knock down this shot. Frankly, it's getting easier and easier to believe that Rose can do nearly anything he wants on the basketball court.

That shot does help to distract from the fact that Rose has struggled most of the night, though, shooting just 4-of-12 from the field en route to 10 points and five assists in the first half. Taj Gibson and Kyle Korver were key off the bench, scoring a combined 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting.

Dwight Howard had a big half for Orlando with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

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