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updated: 11/6/2012 9:53 PM

Deng, Bulls hand Magic first loss

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  • Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich tries to keep up with the Orlando Magic's DeQuan Jones Tuesday during the first quarter at the United Center.

      Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich tries to keep up with the Orlando Magic's DeQuan Jones Tuesday during the first quarter at the United Center.
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Luol Deng scored 15 of his 23 points in the second half to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 99-93 win over Orlando on Tuesday night, the Magic's first loss of the season.

Deng and Nate Robinson keyed a 15-2 second-half burst when Chicago turned a five-point deficit into an eight-point lead. Robinson hit two straight jumpers to put Chicago ahead 74-70 early in the fourth, the Bulls' first lead since midway through the third period.

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Joakim Noah had 20 points, nine rebounds and five blocks for Chicago, while Robinson added 11 points and six assists off the bench. Robinson's layup with 2:35 to play put Chicago up 91-81, its biggest lead of the game.

Arron Afflalo led the Magic with 28 points, 19 in the second half. E'Twaun Moore added a career-high 17 points.

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