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NBA scores: Bulls squeak past Magic

The win keeps them in the thick of things in the Central Division race. Here's what else happened in the NBA on Wednesday night.


Carlos Boozer put up 31 points and 11 rebounds for the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night, leading them past the Orlando Magic 96-94 on the road. The Bulls' frontcourt had a big night, despite Joakim Noah sitting out with flu-like symptoms. Luol Deng had 23 points, and Taj Gibson had 21 points and 11 rebounds. Jameer Nelson led Orlando with 32 points, but missed a jumper at the buzzer that would've sent the game to overtime.

Elsewhere in the Central Division on Wednesday night, the Indiana Pacers beat the Washington Wizards 89-81, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 117-110. Since both teams won, the Bulls remain one game behind the Pacers for the division lead, but did manage to pull one game ahead of the Bucks.

The Brooklyn Nets pulled off the biggest win of the night, however, as they upset the Oklahoma City Thunder 110-93 in Oklahoma City.