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Chicago,  IL (SportsNetwork.com)  - Mike  Dunleavy poured  in 22  points while 
shooting  8-for-11 from  the  field to  lead  the Chicago Bulls  to a  108-95 
victory over the Orlando Magic. 

Joakim  Noah tallied  18  points, 10  rebounds and  eight  assists and  Jimmer 
Fredette  added 17 points  for the Bulls, who have won 10 of 12. Carlos Boozer 
and  Tony  Snell had 13  points apiece, with Boozer  adding 12 boards and five 
assists. 

"We  just want to  be playing our best basketball, which I think we're playing 
pretty  well. We want  to go (into the playoffs) with a good momentum," Boozer 
said. 

Jimmy Butler contributed 12 points for Chicago, which is tied with the Toronto 
Raptors  for  the No. 3  seed in the Eastern  Conference playoff race with one 
game left for each team. 

Kyle  O'Quinn totaled 20 points and seven rebounds and Andrew Nicholson scored 
19  points for the Magic, who have lost three straight and six of eight. Arron 
Afflalo and Victor Oladipo scored 13 and 10 points, respectively, in the loss. 

The  Magic  trailed 57-44 to  start the third but  pulled back to within three 
following  a 10-3  burst midway through the period. Chicago, however, answered 
by  closing out the  period with a 14-6 run to carry an 11-point lead into the 
fourth. 

The Bulls  stretched their lead  to 17,  94-77, with 7  1/2 left to play, and 
Orlando never got within 12 the rest of the way. 

The Bulls led 26-21 after the first and a 13-4 run early in the second pushed 
the spread to 41-30. 

                                   Game Notes 

Orlando  is 1-19  when its opponent shoots  50 percent or better ... The Magic 
fell  to  0-38 when being  outrebounded by their  opponent this season ... The 
Bulls  have won  the series against Orlando for the fourth straight season ... 
Chicago is 41-4 when leading entering the fourth quarter. 

 
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