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Dedmon and the Magic make the Bulls lose ground

Center Dewayne Dedmon scored 18 points and had 13 rebounds and the Orlando Magic defeated the Chicago Bulls 111-89, which affects their chances of going to the final stage.
The Magic (30-43), last in the Southeast Division, also had the support of point guard Elfrid Payton, who had 15 points and 10 assists, and Andrew Nicholson, who scored 14.
Puerto Rican reserve Shabazz Nappier scored three points in five minutes of action by making 1 of 4 field goals (1 of 3 three-pointers) and providing an assist.
The Bulls (36-36), by adding three straight losses, continue to lose ground to aspire to the final phase and remain ninth in the Western Conference, two games behind the Detroit Pistons, eighth in that group.
Forward Taj Gibson had 16 points, Jimmy Butler and Doug McDermott each added 12 for the Bulls.
Spaniard Pau Gasol added seven points in 22 minutes of action by shooting 3 of 6 from the field, 1 of 2 free throws, had five rebounds and provided eight assists.
Brazilian reserve Cristiano Felicio contributed two goals in nine minutes of play by making 1 of 2 shots from the field and had seven rebounds.

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