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NBA: Chicago 96, Orlando 94

Jan. 2, 2013 at 9:56 PM   |   Comments

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- A pair of free throws by Luol Deng with 4.2 seconds remaining wrapped up Chicago's 96-94 victory over Orlando, the Magic's seventh straight loss.

Carlos Boozer scored 31 points and had 11 rebounds for the Bulls, who held on down the stretch after taking an 18-point lead during the third quarter.

Orlando climbed within two on a 3-pointer by Arron Afflalo with 46 seconds to play and the Magic got the ball back with a chance to tie or take the lead.

Jameer Nelson had one attempt blocked out of bounds and his second jump shot with 5 seconds left misfired.

Deng grabbed the rebound and was immediately fouled. His free throws gave Chicago a 96-92 lead and made Nelson's layup at the buzzer meaningless.

Deng scored 23 points while Taj Gibson added 21 and 11 rebounds.

Nelson finished with a career-best 32 points, helped along by six 3-pointers.

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