Chicago Bulls vs. Orlando Magic 1/2/13: Video Highlights and Recap

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IJanuary 3, 2013

With Joakim Noah on the shelf with flu-like symptoms, the Chicago Bulls (17-13) pulled together to beat the 12-20 Orlando Magic, 96-94, in Orlando on Wednesday night. 

The Bulls were in control of this game, 82-71, at the end of the third quarter, and they had to survive a late rally to hold onto the win. 

Jameer Nelson, who missed the previous two games with a hip injury, missed a jumper in the closing seconds that would have tied it. 

This was a tough loss for the sinking Magic, who are battling their own injury problems, and they have lost seven games in a row.  

Check out the full box score here.


Player of the Game: Carlos Boozer

With Noah out, Carlos Boozer showed up in a big way. Boozer went for a season-high 31 points and 11 rebounds.


What's Next

This was the first of a two-game road trip for the Bulls. They will travel to take on the Heat on Friday. 

The Magic will host the Knicks on Saturday to wrap up a two-game home stand.