Derrick Rose returned to the Bulls after missing 20 games with a knee injury, but watched from the bench as his teammates squandered a fourth-quarter lead to the Orlando Magic.
A minutes restriction meant Rose sat for the entire fourth quarter as the Magic came back for a 105-103 win over Chicago on Wednesday.
Rose scored nine points in 19 minutes and handed out two assists, but Chicago's third loss in four games dropped it into a tie for third place in the Eastern Conference with Toronto, who beat Charlotte Wednesday.
Jimmy Butler paced the Bulls with 19 points, and four others finished with a least 13, including Pau Gasol, Nikola Mirotic and Taj Gibson with 15.
The Magic won a third straight game thanks to Victor Oladipo's 23 points, including the go-ahead layup with less than two seconds left in the game. Nikola Vucevic added 22 points and Elfrid Payton contributed 17 points, nine assists and nine rebounds.
Toronto 92, Charlotte 74
Boston 113, Detroit 103
Washington 119, Philadelphia 90
Atlanta 114, Brooklyn 111
Indiana 102, New York 86
Memphis 110, New Orleans 74
Cleveland 104, Milwaukee 99
San Antonio 110, Houston 98
Denver 119, LA Lakers 101
Utah 103, Sacramento 91
Dallas 107, Phoenix 104
Portland 116, Minnesota 91