Dwight Howard dominated early for the Orlando Magic (5-3), but the totality of the Chicago Bulls (7-1) was too much for the Magic in Chicago's 97-83 victory. The Bulls crushed the Magic in most major categories Friday night, even with Dwight Howard putting up his customary double-double with 28 points and 15 rebounds.
The Bulls outrebounded the Magic 46 to 37, had 27 assists to Orlando's 15, shot 57% from three to Orlando's 35% and only had 12 turnovers compared to the Magic's 17. Individually, the Bulls had two players with double-doubles: Derrick Rose finished with 21 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds and Carlos Boozer put up 20 points and 13 rebounds. Chicago also enjoyed 5-7 shooting from three from Kyle Korver, who finished the night with a +19 plus/minus.
Chicago's road trip will continue Saturday night when they take on the Atlanta Hawks.
For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more on the Bulls, visit the SB Nation blog Blog A Bull, while Orlando Pinstriped Post has everything on the Magic. Visit the SB Nation NBA homepage for everything NBA.