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Bulls beat Magic to end 7-game losing streak

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The only consolation the Chicago Bulls could take from their horrendous third quarter was that they still had another one left.

''It's not often you have a 2-for-22 quarter and still win the game,'' coach Fred Hoiberg said. ''I give our guys credit for hanging in there and finding a way to get a win.''

Rookie Lauri Markkanen and Sean Kilpatrick each scored 13 points, and rookie Ryan Arcidiacono had all of his eight points in the fourth quarter as the Bulls broke a seven-game losing streak with a 90-82 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.

Arcidiacono's 3-pointer started a 14-0 run for the Bulls, who took an 80-71 lead and held on to complete a four-game season sweep of the Magic.

''We knew we didn't play a good third quarter. We were determined to come out and get a few stops, start moving the ball again and try to play like we did in the first half,'' said Arcidiacono, who had played in only 17 games. ''I don't know if (the Magic) know me and I don't really care if they do. When I go in, I'm going to try and contribute something whether it's making a shot, making a defensive play.''

He made three of four shots and came up with two steals.

Aaron Gordon scored 18 points for Orlando, which went scoreless for almost six minutes of the fourth quarter and shot 33 percent for the game. Nikola Vucevic had 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Magic (22-53).

The Bulls (25-51) committed six turnovers in the third quarter and went more than nine minutes without a field goal, missing 14 straight shots and squandering all of a 16-point lead. But even after the Bulls' long cold spell, the Magic never led by more than five.

''We really had them on the ropes in the third quarter,'' said Magic coach Frank Vogel, ''and I thought there were a handful of possessions that set up a poor fourth quarter by trying to go for the knockout punch, the dagger 3s, and just trying to force it a little bit when we had them on the ropes.''

The Bulls made nine of their first 14 shots, and a 3-pointer by Justin Holiday gave them a 14-point lead, the largest of the first half, with 4:40 remaining in the first quarter.

Denzel Valentine opened the second half with a 3-pointer to put Chicago up by 16, but then the Bulls went 9 minutes, 10 seconds before getting another field goal.

Cristiano Felicio finished with eight points and a game-high 16 rebounds for the Bulls.

TIP-INS

Bulls: The availability of G Kris Dunn (toe sprain), G Zach LaVine (knee tendinitis) and F Paul Zipser (foot pain) will be re-evaluated when the team returns to Chicago, Hoiberg said. Dunn and LaVine have each missed eight straight games.

Magic: G Wes Iwundu was a late scratch due to illness, giving Rodney Purvis his second NBA start.

FINE DAY

Bulls center Robin Lopez did not play after drawing a $25,000 league fine for failure to leave the court in a timely manner after his ejection Thursday night. ''He's played an enforcer-type role in this era where there's not many of those type guys,'' Hoiberg said. ''He's going to protect his teammates, and that's why the guys love him.''

UP NEXT

Bulls: Host Washington on Sunday afternoon.

Magic: Play at Atlanta on Sunday night.

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Key Players
L. Markkanen
24 PF
A. Gordon
00 PF
33.5 Min. Per Game 33.5
18.2 Pts. Per Game 18.2
2.4 Ast. Per Game 2.4
8.4 Reb. Per Game 8.4
42.8 Field Goal % 43.9
42.7 Three Point % 44.0
86.2 Free Throw % 70.6
+ 3 Jamel Artis made 3-pt. jump shot 0:00
  24-second shot clock violation turnover 0:03
+ 2 Shelvin Mack made driving layup 0:27
  Defensive rebound by Shelvin Mack 0:32
  Sean Kilpatrick missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:35
  Offensive rebound by Noah Vonleh 0:45
  Sean Kilpatrick missed reverse layup 0:47
  Defensive rebound by Noah Vonleh 0:58
  Mario Hezonja missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:01
  Defensive rebound by Khem Birch 1:14
  Cristiano Felicio missed free throw 1:14
Team Stats
Points 90 82
Field Goals 30-84 (35.7%) 31-94 (33.0%)
3-Pointers 14-41 (34.1%) 7-39 (17.9%)
Free Throws 16-23 (69.6%) 13-14 (92.9%)
Total Rebounds 65 60
Offensive 11 12
Defensive 42 43
Team 12 5
Assists 16 16
Steals 10 10
Blocks 7 5
Turnovers 15 11
Fouls 17 18
Technicals 0 0
13 PTS, 8 REB, 1 AST
12 PTS, 14 REB, 3 AST
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away team logo Bulls 25-51 302792490
home team logo Magic 22-53 2420251382
Team Stats
away team logo Bulls 25-51 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Magic 22-53 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
L. Markkanen PF 15.2 PPG 7.5 RPG 1.2 APG 43.4 FG%
A. Gordon PF 17.6 PPG 7.9 RPG 2.3 APG 43.4 FG%
Top Scorers
L. Markkanen PF 13 PTS 8 REB 1 AST
A. Gordon PF 18 PTS 7 REB 1 AST
35.7 FG% 33.0
34.1 3PT FG% 17.9
69.6 FT% 92.9
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
L. Markkanen 24 13 8 1 2 1 2 1 4/10 1/5 4/5 0 8 24 +6
C. Payne 21 11 2 6 0 1 3 2 4/8 3/4 0/0 0 2 23 +6
J. Holiday 15 8 1 0 2 1 0 3 2/5 2/4 2/2 0 1 12 +17
C. Felicio 27 8 16 1 0 0 3 3 4/8 0/0 0/1 6 10 23 +8
D. Nwaba 20 3 1 1 1 0 2 3 1/5 0/1 1/2 0 1 5 +6
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
L. Markkanen 24 13 8 1 2 1 2 1 4/10 1/5 4/5 0 8 24 +6
C. Payne 21 11 2 6 0 1 3 2 4/8 3/4 0/0 0 2 23 +6
J. Holiday 15 8 1 0 2 1 0 3 2/5 2/4 2/2 0 1 12 +17
C. Felicio 27 8 16 1 0 0 3 3 4/8 0/0 0/1 6 10 23 +8
D. Nwaba 20 3 1 1 1 0 2 3 1/5 0/1 1/2 0 1 5 +6
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
S. Kilpatrick 26 13 4 2 0 0 2 0 2/11 2/8 7/8 0 4 19 +4
N. Vonleh 23 8 11 1 1 1 0 1 3/8 1/5 1/2 3 8 23 +2
R. Arcidiacono 15 8 0 1 2 0 1 0 3/4 2/3 0/0 0 0 11 +10
B. Portis 20 7 5 0 0 2 0 2 3/8 1/2 0/1 2 3 14 0
D. Valentine 18 6 0 0 1 0 1 2 2/5 2/4 0/0 0 0 6 -21
J. Grant 26 5 5 3 1 1 1 0 2/12 0/5 1/2 0 5 17 +2
O. Asik - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Lopez - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Dunn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. LaVine - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Eddie - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Blakeney - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Zipser - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 90 53 16 10 7 15 17 30/84 14/41 16/23 11 42 177 +40
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
A. Gordon 37 18 7 1 1 1 1 2 6/21 1/8 5/6 3 4 28 -3
D. Augustin 31 15 7 4 1 0 1 0 6/16 1/5 2/2 1 6 30 +4
N. Vucevic 31 12 14 3 1 2 1 4 5/16 0/4 2/2 3 11 34 -3
R. Purvis 22 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 2/7 1/5 0/0 0 2 10 -1
J. Isaac 21 4 4 2 3 1 1 2 1/5 0/2 2/2 1 3 15 -5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
A. Gordon 37 18 7 1 1 1 1 2 6/21 1/8 5/6 3 4 28 -3
D. Augustin 31 15 7 4 1 0 1 0 6/16 1/5 2/2 1 6 30 +4
N. Vucevic 31 12 14 3 1 2 1 4 5/16 0/4 2/2 3 11 34 -3
R. Purvis 22 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 2/7 1/5 0/0 0 2 10 -1
J. Isaac 21 4 4 2 3 1 1 2 1/5 0/2 2/2 1 3 15 -5
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
S. Mack 25 9 5 3 1 0 2 2 4/9 1/5 0/0 1 4 19 -4
J. Artis 16 8 4 0 0 0 1 0 2/4 2/3 2/2 0 4 11 -10
M. Hezonja 26 5 4 1 2 1 3 2 2/8 1/7 0/0 0 4 11 -3
K. Birch 10 4 3 0 0 0 1 3 2/3 0/0 0/0 2 1 6 -5
B. Biyombo 15 2 5 1 0 0 0 3 1/5 0/0 0/0 1 4 9 -10
A. Afflalo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Speights - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Fournier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Ross - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Iwundu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Simmons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 82 55 16 10 5 11 18 31/94 7/39 13/14 12 43 173 -40