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Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Arron Afflalo poured in 23 points with eight 
rebounds  and the  Orlando Magic held off  the Chicago Bulls with an 83-82 win 
from United Center. 

Glen Davis and Nikola Vucevic each posted double-doubles with Davis scoring 14 
with 11 rebounds and Vucevic adding 10 points and 11 boards. 

Jameer Nelson scored 14 points with seven assists for the Magic, who snapped a 
five-game losing streak against Chicago. 

Luol  Deng scored  26  points,  while Mike  Dunleavy  and  D.J. Augustin  each 
chipped in with 14 points. Joakim Noah added 13 points with eight rebounds for 
the Bulls, who have lost five of their last six games. 

"I  am glad  that we pulled it out,"  said Afflalo. "At the end of the day you 
get a road win, it's well deserved." 

Afflalo  hit a  jumper midway through the  third to give the Magic its largest 
lead of the game, 63-46. 

Chicago  ended  the third with  a 13-4 run and  trailed 67-59 heading into the 
fourth.  Augustin, Deng,  and Dunleavy all hit triples to ignite the spurt and 
Taj Gibson capped the run with a driving slam courtesy of Augustine. 

The  Magic  pushed their lead to  as many as  11 following a Davis jumper with 
5:40 remaining in the contest. 

The Bulls proceeded to go on a 12-2 run and make a game of it late. Deng had a 
chance  to  send the game to  overtime with Chicago  down two, but he missed a 
wide open layup with 2.9 seconds left. 

Deng  inbounded  to Noah and then  bolted to the  rim when Noah made a perfect 
back-door pass, but Deng's layup was off the mark. 

Davis recovered the rebound and made two at the line to secure the win. 

"We  got  ourselves into  a little  bit of  a hole  early," said Dunleavy. "We 
fought back and battled, but we didn't make enough plays down the stretch." 

The Bulls scored the first six points of the night but Orlando followed with a 
15-0 run. 

Vucevic  opened and  closed  the spurt  with  a couple  of  baskets and  Davis 
scored  six points to help Orlando to a nine-point advantage with 4:33 to play 
in the first. 

Orlando led 21-14 after one quarter and 43-35 at half. 

                                   Game Notes 

Carlos  Boozer had 13 rebounds ... The game was tied just once and the Magic's 
largest  lead  was 17  ... Each  team is  in action  on Wednesday with Chicago 
visiting Houston and the Magic returning home to host Utah. 

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