Yes, there was an election tonight that was sort of a big deal- but the real news is that the Bulls moved to 3-1 without Derrick Rose tonight, defeating the previously undefeated Orlando Magic 99-93 at the United Center.
The Magic had played two outstanding games without Dwight Howard, and they continued that trend in the first half tonight, outplaying the Bulls for most of the first half on their way to a three point halftime lead.
University of Florida alum Joakim Noah was the main reason the Bulls won this game- he had one of the best overall games of his career, playing almost 41 minutes and giving the Bulls 20 points, 9 rebounds, 5 blocks and 4 assists.
Jo was unbelievable in the 4th quarter, hitting a pair of 20-footers and a hook shot, blocking 3 shots, and adding 3 assists as the Bulls shot 57% in the final 12:00 minutes. The Bulls trailed by a point entering the 4th, but Noah, Deng, Gibson and Robinson combined to hit 12/18 shots to lead an inspiring comeback in handing the Magic their first loss of the season.