With shooting woes playing a major factor, the Chicago Bulls received a rare 99-94 defeat against the Orlando Magic on Thursday. Playing in front of the home crowd, the Bulls have generally been dominant, but they weren't able to outplay the Magic.
After managing to get back into the game following numerous deficits, missed shots by the likes of Luol Deng, Kyle Korver and even Derrick Rose proved to be seriously damaging. The Bulls finish the game shooting 40 percent from the field while holding the Magic to 42 percent, but it was a rare game in which Chicago actually got outrebounded.
Carlos Boozer had a big game for Chicago, scoring 26 points on 12-of-20 shooting, but it wasn't enough. Shooting from the field, Rose was just 6-of-22, Deng was just 1-of-9 and Korver was 0-for-7 in the second half. Dwight Howard led the Magic with 29 points and 18 rebounds while Jason Richardson also added 18.