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                  === Bulls keep pace with win over Magic ===
 
 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 04/15 03:25:28 ET