Obama re-elected, Romney yet to concede- in other news, Bulls defeat Magic 99-93

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.

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    Don Ellis started covering sports professionally when he was 15. The same year (1980), as a student assistant at Seeger Memorial High School in West Lebanon, IN, he was one of the first in the world to use, study and implement analytics in basketball. He attended Daytona State College and Ball State University, and some of his past credits include InsideHoops (NBA Runaround: The NBA According to Ellis) and ESPN Florida (The Florida Sports Reporters), where he was fortunate enough to work with many rising stars, including NFL Network's Dan Hellie, Redskins coach Jay Gruden, Magic radio and TV personality Dante Marchitelli, and WSB-TV (Atlanta) Sports Director Zach Klein. In addition to running the Bullsville blog and officiating basketball, baseball and football for the KHSAA, he is also a bass player and vocalist who writes and produces music in his spare time (you may remember his internet hit "I Hate Eddy Curry"). He's a 3rd-generation Cubs fan, a Bulls fan since the days of Van Lier and Sloan, and a life-long New England Patriots fan. He's seen Primus 9 times and thinks Les Claypool walks on water. By far his greatest accomplishment is being a father of three and grandfather of one.

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