In wins this season the Magic have outscored their opponents by 4 points per game. In losses this season the Magic have been outscored by their opponents by 19 points per game. That may be because of their team construction that makes them a team that can’t really shoot their way back into games, but nonetheless it is a bit concerning. Taj Gibson was great in the win contributing 16 points and 11 rebounds. Dwyane Wade scored 16 in 25 minutes, bouncing back nicely from a dismal 4 point performance in Saturday’s 111-94 loss at Indiana.
Nikola Vucevic was fairly useless in tonight’s game, playing subpar defense and scoring just 11 points on 5-8 shooting. Serge Ibaka continues to also be a work in progress as he scored just 7 in 26 minutes of game action. The Bulls attempted 31 free throws in this game, compared to just 6 attempts from the Magic.
FINAL SCORE: Magic-80 at Bulls-112