The Bulls are back in action tonight, taking on the Orlando Magic at the United Center. If there ever was a perfect get right game, this is it. The Bulls need to handle the battered Magic tonight. They’ll try to do so in their new City Edition threads.
Chicago Bulls (6-9) vs Orlando Magic (4-11) – 7:00 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago, and 670 The Score (Radio)
1. Ayo Dosunmu
2. Zach LaVine
3. DeMar DeRozan
4. Patrick Williams
5. Nikola Vucevic
Injury Report: Lonzo Ball OUT (knee), Coby White QST (quad), Patrick Williams QST (ankle)
1. Jalen Suggs
2. Franz Wagner
3. Caleb Houstan
4. Wendell Carter Jr.
5. Bol Bol
Injury Report: Paolo Banchero OUT (ankle), Gary Harris OUT (knee), Moritz Wagner OUT (unlisted), Markelle Fultz OUT (toe), Cole Anthony OUT (oblique), Jonathan Isaac OUT (hamstring)
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What to Watch For …
- After dropping another contest to the Zion-less Pelicans on Wednesday night, there’s plenty of reason to be concerned with the Bulls. Eli wrote about those reasons on Thursday:
- The Magic come into tonight’s game with a thin roster and a lengthy injury report that includes lottery pick and Rookie of the Year candidate Paolo Banchero who has been sidelined with an ankle injury. Orlando is 4-11 entering play tonight, so if the Bulls had a must-win game on the schedule during the first quarter of the season, this is it.
- Patrick Williams is listed as questionable for tonight’s game with an ankle injury he sustained on Wednesday night, but Coby White was upgraded to questionable on Friday morning. Williams has been rehabbing the ankle aggressively and will play tonight, and Coby White said after the shootaround that he would play as well, according to NBC Sports Chicago’s Rob Schafer.