Watch Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic Live Streaming Online Free NBA 1/6/2012. The Chicago Bulls are hoping he’ll be healthy enough to produce another such game when they return to the Amway Center on Friday night.
Rose has helped Chicago (6-1) to its best start since winning 12 of 13 to open the 1996-97 season. He had 17 points and 10 assists Wednesday in the team’s fifth straight victory, 99-83 in Detroit.
Rose, though, banged his left elbow on the floor after a drive to the basket late in the fourth quarter. He stayed in the game but had the elbow wrapped afterward, and told reporters an X-ray was negative.
“Just like any other time when you fall, you’re definitely going to be sore,” Rose said. “Thank God we don’t play tomorrow and I can rest.”
The Bulls are hoping that rest will enable Rose to help them add to their strong start with a fourth straight win over the Magic (5-2). In the previous matchup between the teams April 10 in Orlando, the point guard had 39 points while making 13 of 17 shots.
Magic star center Dwight Howard missed that game due to a suspension for his 18th technical foul of the season, but the Bulls still needed to hold Orlando to five points over the final 2:47 to secure a 102-99 victory.