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(2-0) vs. (2-1)
Time/TV: 8 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Bulls by 9
Tickets: $10-$225 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Tonight in Chicago; Jan. 2 in Orlando; April 5 in Chicago; April 15 in Orlando
1) Jameer Nelson is with the team for this road trip but is out tonight and E'Twaun Moore will make his second consecutive start for the Magic, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Jameer Nelson's status for Wednesday's game is still unclear. Tom Thibodeau gave praise to Nelson's replacement, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune writes.
2) The CBSSports staff debates whether the Magic should be looking for close losses or looking to "prove the experts wrong" and win with this team this year.
3) With an expanded role in Jacque Vaughn's more free-wheeling offense, J.J. Redick has expanded his game and found joy in passing as much as his shooting, Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel writes. Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that slowing J.J. Redick is one of the keys to the game for Chicago.
4) Hedo Turkoglu said he is recovering fine from surgery and hopes to make it back before the month his doctors tell him he would miss, Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel writes.
5) E'Twaun Moore is successfully answering questions about whether he can be the Magic's back-up point guard, as Sean Highkin of MagicBasketball.net writes.
6) The Bulls have not been a team that forces a ton of turnovers, but Kirk Hinrich and his ability to get in passing lanes are transforming the Bulls defense some, Blog-a-Bull writes.
7) Marco Belinelli is getting comfortable in his new surroundings and the pressures of playing for a contending team, Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times writes.
8) Cohesiveness is proving to be the formula for winning for the 2-0 Magic (h/t Florida Today).
9) DeQuan Jones' journey to the NBA is getting driven to the ground. It would be stale, except it is such a long-shot story that has come true. Jones should be making his second straight start tonight (h/t Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel).
10) Jacque Vaughn is expecting a physical game tonight against the rugged interior of the Bulls, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com writes.
11) Brian Serra of Magic Basketball Online brainstorms some election myths and facts involving the Orlando Magic.
12) Derrick Rose tweeted the first photos of his baby. Congratulations Derrick! (h/t Chicago Tribune).