Suggs nails 3, Magic beats Bulls 108-107 after losing lead

CHICAGO (AP) — Jalen Suggs hit a wild 3-pointer in the final seconds and the Orlando Magic beat the Chicago Bulls 108-107 after losing a 19-point lead Friday night.

The Magic led by 19 in the third quarter, only to see the Bulls tie early in the fourth. The Bulls’ Nikola Vucevic had a chance to seal a win against his former team, but he missed two free throws with Chicago leading 107-105 with 12.2 seconds left.

The Magic took the rebound. Suggs dribbled down the right side, spun, backed up and nailed a 3 on Ayo Dosunmu.

DeMar DeRozan then missed a push at the buzzer, giving the Magic their first win in seven road games this season.

Wendell Carter Jr. led Orlando with 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds against his former team. Suggs and Franz Wagner each scored 20 points. Bol Bol added 15 points and 10 rebounds.

DeRozan scored 41 for Chicago, but the Bulls lost their fourth in a row.

Vucevic had 14 points and 16 rebounds. Dosunmu scored 13, but Zach LaVine finished with just four points on 1-for-14 shooting.

The Magic led 73-54 early in the third and led 83-67 with just over 3 minutes left in the quarter when the Bulls led a 12-1 run. DeRozan started with a 3 and finished it with a 21-footer with 12 seconds left.

Suggs then nailed a 3 for Orlando to make it an eight-point game heading into the fourth. DeRozan tied it at 92 when he hit a pull-up with 7:13 left.


Magic: F Paolo Banchero (sprained left ankle), the No. 1 draft pick, missed his fifth straight game. … Gary Harris scored seven points after missing the first 15 games with arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. He was not on a specific minute limit, although coach Jamahl Mosley said the Magic would be “careful” with him.

Bulls: Coach Billy Donovan says point guard Lonzo Ball’s recovery from left knee surgery is “going slowly” and has no timetable for his return. He said Ball was doing more, although he hadn’t started running yet. Ball had surgery on his left knee in late September, his second in less than a year and third since entering the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2017. … G Coby White (bruised left quad) played 4:20 after missing the previous eight Games. … F Patrick Williams, who sprained his right ankle in Wednesday’s loss to New Orleans, had 12 points.


Magic: host the Indiana Pacers on Saturday.

Bulls: Host the Boston Celtics on Monday.


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