While a decision with forward Dwight Howard has not yet been finalized, the Magic begin what may be the toughest stretch of games this season on Thursday night when they travel to Chicago to face the Bulls. This is on the heels of a 100-84 loss to NBA-worst Charlotte on Tuesday after blowing a 20-point lead in the process.
In the next week, starting with Chicago, the Magic will be playing games against Indiana, Miami and San Antonio. Add to that the trade deadline with the uncertain future of Howard and there is a lot of drama to be had for the Magic.
Orlando has lost four straight games against the Bulls including a 97-83 loss on Jan. 6. In short the Magic need a big game from Howard, who was held to 15 points in the whole game while guard Ryan Anderson was the only other Magic starter to reach double figures with 14 points, but only 2 in the fourth quarter.
The game is scheduled for an 8 p.m. tip off and will be broadcast live on TNT.