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Bulls Vs Magic Preview: Chicago Plays Second Of Three Straight On The Road

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The Chicago Bulls visit the Orlando Magic Friday night in an Easter Conference match up at the Amway Center (8 p.m. on ESPN).

The Chicago Bulls are hoping to continue their best start to a season since 1996-97 Friday, as they visit Eastern Conference rival, Orlando Magic, at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL (8 p.m. on ESPN). The Bulls (6-1) will be playing their second of three straight road games, while the Magic (5-2) are trying to remain unbeaten at home (4-0).

On Wednesday, behind a 17-point, 10-assists effort from point guard Derrick Rose the Bulls easily defeated the Detroit Pistons, 99-83. However, during the game Rose banged his elbow on the floor last in the fourth quarter. According to Rose, the elbow had to be wrapped and was sore, but X-rays were negative and he should be fine for Friday's game.

Meanwhile, the Magic are coming off a solid performance Wednesday against the visiting Washington Wizards, who was blown out 103-85. In the contest, Orlando center Dwight Howard tallied a season-best 28 points and 20 rebounds, while Ryan Anderson added 25 points and 13 boards.

The last time these two franchise meet was back in April when Rose netted a 39 points in a victory in Orlando.

Next Game

Chicago Bulls
@ Orlando Magic

Friday, Jan 6, 2012, 7:00 PM CST
Amway Center

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