Bulls-Magic Preview

The Chicago Bulls square off against the Orlando Magic at United Center. The Bulls haven't been able to win consistently, currently holding a 9-13 record. On the other end, the Magic need to turn it around if they have playoff aspiration, entering the game with a 7-17 record. Contributing to their sub-.500 record has been their play over the last 10 games. They've come up on the losing end during eight of those games. This game is slated to start at 8:00 pm EST and it will be covered by FSN-FL and WGN.

The Bulls are regrouping after their blowout loss to the Raptors, 99-77. Joakim Noah recorded 10 points and 12 rebounds, earning his seventh double-double of the year. Meanwhile, the Magic are coming off a tough 101-98 loss at the hands of the Thunder. Orlando still lost despite the best effort of Nikola Vucevic, who recorded his 11th double-double of the season with 13 points and 16 rebounds.

The battle on the backboards could prove decisive, pitting strength against strength. Chicago is among the league's elite on the offensive glass, ranking third in OR% at 29.8%. Meanwhile, Orlando ranks third in the NBA at corralling defensive rebounds with a DR% of 75.9%.