Wednesday , Apr , 06 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Chicago Bulls Team Report – April 6

=== Chicago Bulls Team Report – April 6 ===

(Sports Network) – The Bulls will attempt to get back on the winning track
this evening, when they battle the playoff hopeful Orlando Magic at TD
Waterhouse Centre.

Chicago saw its season-high nine-game winning streak come to an end on Tuesday
night, as it fell 104-86 to the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena. Andres
Nocioni and Ben Gordon both scored 14 points for the Bulls in the defeat.

Chicago played shorthanded as it was without the services of Eddy Curry
(irregular heartbeat) for the fourth straight game. Othella Harrington and
Luol Deng also missed the contest. Deng was placed on the injured list with a
ligament tear in his right wrist.

Along with the injuries, Kirk Hinrich went scoreless in only 16 minutes as he
is battling a sore hamstring. Hinrich has managed a total of 22 points in
three games since returning from the injury.

Jannero Pargo registered 13 points off the bench, while Tyson Chandler added
11 points and eight rebounds in the game. The Bulls shot just 36.4 percent
from the field, including just 3-of-18 (.167) from three-point range.

Chicago has climbed into a fourth place tie with Washington in the Eastern
Conference standings.

The Bulls, who are in the midst of a three-game road trip, are 17-19 in
foreign buildings. Chicago has won four of its last five road contests.

Chicago got the best of the Magic on Jan.1, registering a 105-90 victory at
the United Center. The Bulls have won four of the last five meetings since the
start of last season.

Following tonight’s game, the Bulls will have a day off before completing
their three-contest road trip in New York on Friday. Chicago will return home
to host Toronto on Saturday.