Beno Udrih Nearly Leads Orlando Magic To Shocking Upset Over Chicago Bulls

By John Raffel
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Orlando Magic haven’t won that many ballgames this season. However, they do know how to make things interesting even during an 87-86 NBA loss to the Chicago Bulls Friday night.

Injuries have sidelined the likes of Arron Afflalo and Jameer Nelson, but Beno Udrih stepped up Friday with the game of his life and nearly led the Magic single-handedly to an upset over the Bulls.

Udrih started at guard and had 36 minutes of playing time. He hit 10-of-17 from the floor, 3-of-5 in 3-pointers and 4-of-4 at the free-throw line to wind up with 27 points. However, he didn’t stop there. He dished out seven assists, had two steals and pulled down five rebounds.

It was one of those nights where Udrih couldn’t do much wrong, aside from four turnovers. However, he more than made up for that with his other stats which stunned the Bulls and their home crowd who watched the Magic leave the Windy City with a story to tell.

Orlando keeps taking teams to the brink but can’t finish them off. However, Udrih made it an interesting night. He picked a fine time to have an outstanding game.

The Magic wouldn’t mind seeing Udrih have a few more games like this before the season is over. He truly was in control, and the Bulls couldn’t do anything to stop him. He entered the game averaging 7.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. He came over from the Milwaukee Bucks and was making his 22nd appearance and fourth start for the Magic. Everybody’s going to remember this for awhile.

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