01/29 20:55 CST Bucks end 17-game skid in Orlando, beat Magic 115-100
Bucks end 17-game skid in Orlando, beat Magic 115-100
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) --- Jerryd Bayless scored 19 points, Jared Dudley and Khris
Middleton had 17 apiece and the Milwaukee Bucks ended a 17-game losing streak
in Orlando with a 115-100 victory on Thursday night.
The Bucks never trailed and placed seven players in double figures, including
all five starters. Brandon Knight had 16 points and eight assists, O.J. Mayo
scored 13 points and John Henson had 12 points and 11 rebounds.
The Magic have lost seven straight and 13 of their last 15 games. Victor
Oladipo led Orlando with 21 points. Nik Vucevic added 17 points and 14 rebounds.
The Bucks led 59-44 halftime and then blew open the game in the third period.
Vucevic scored 11 in the first 5 minutes of the period to cut Orlando's deficit
to 72-60. Milwaukee responded with a 24-5 run as Knight had 14 points in the
quarter, including nine straight during the game-deciding run.
Milwaukee controlled the game with crisp ball movement to get plenty of
wide-open looks. The Bucks had 29 assists on 45 field goals and shot 51.7
percent from the field, including 12 of 25 from behind the 3-point line.
The Bucks had an 11-0 advantage in fast-break points in the first 9 minutes.
Bayless had 13 points in the second quarter while the Magic struggled at both
Orlando, which has allowed 11 straight opponents to score more than 100 points,
gave the Bucks a good head start on that by turning the ball over 13 times in
the first half that resulted in 18 points for Milwaukee.
Orlando made one run in the second half, but it died quickly.
Mayo finished the 4 minutes of one-sided basketball during the big run with a
10-footer that made it 94-65 and brought out the boo birds from what was left
of the Magic crowd.
The Bucks led by as many as 29 in the second half before Orlando outscored
Milwaukee 29-19 in the fourth quarter, when Willie Green scored 13 of his 16,
including three 3-pointers.
Bucks: C Zaza Pachulia didn't play and could be out for a week with a calf
injury sustained Tuesday in the win over Miami. . Milwaukee has had 25 or more
assists in five straight games. . The Bucks bench, which outscored Miami 54-13
Tuesday, was dead even with the Magic reserves, each scoring 43 points.
Magic: The last time the Magic lost at home to the Bucks was Dec. 29, 2004. .
Oladipo is shooting 47 percent (72 of 153) while averaging 21 points over the
last nine games. . F Devyn Marble, who started seven straight games before
going to the bench two games, was placed on the inactive list.
Bucks: Host Portland on Saturday.
Magic: Host Dallas on Saturday.