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Bulls Hang On To Beat Magic 87-86

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Nikola Vucevic #9 of the Orlando Magic waits for the rebound in between Nazr Mohammed #48 and Luol Deng #9 of the Chicago Bulls on April 05, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nikola Vucevic #9 of the Orlando Magic waits for the rebound in between Nazr Mohammed #48 and Luol Deng #9 of the Chicago Bulls on April 05, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (AP) — Nate Robinson scored 12 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, Luol Deng finished with 19 after a slow start, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Orlando Magic 87-86 on Friday night.

Robinson, who scored the go-ahead basket the previous night in a two-point win at Brooklyn, came up big down the stretch, offsetting a 27-point performance by Orlando’s Beno Udrih.

He scored nine points during a 15-4 run that turned a five-point deficit into an 87-78 lead. Deng hit two 3-pointers during that stretch, and Robinson capped it with a long jumper as he crashed to the floor with 3:51 left.

The Bulls did not score again, but they managed to pull this one out, anyway, sending the Magic to their 12th loss in 13 games.

 

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