The Bulls and Magic will play a neutral site game in the featured Mexico City annual game. This year the game will be played at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City.
The Bulls have lost 22 of their first 28 games and own the worst record in the Eastern Conference. On Monday, Chicago surrendered an 11 point halftime lead and lost versus Sacramento by a 108-89 final score. The Bulls turned the ball over an alarming 27 times and shot 45 percent from the field in defeat.
Zach LaVine led Chicago with 19 points on 7-for-13 from the floor and turned the ball over six times. Lauri Markkanen added 13 points and six rebounds for the Bulls.
The Orlando Magic have lost three straight games and are currently in second place in an underachieving Southeast Division. On Monday, Orlando was outscored in every quarter of a 101-76 road loss at Dallas. The Magic were outrebounded by a 52-42 margin and shot just 36 percent from the field in defeat.
Jonathon Simmons tallied a team high 18 points on a 7-for-10 shooting performance in 22 minutes of action. Nikola Vucevic added eight points and 16 rebounds in a losing effort for the Magic.