Orlando’s fightback falls short in Milwaukee despite a valiant fourth quarter effort by the Magic‘s end of bench guys, losing by 108-117. It saw Orlando cut a 29 point deficit to just 6 points before the Bucks claimed the win.
Going into the fourth quarter Milwaukee led by 25 points. With such a large lead the Bucks sat their stars. They believed their night was done only to watch Orlando’s bench trim the lead down. Coach Budenholzer had to reintroduce his starters with 5 minutes left to play, including Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday. The ferocious effort by the Magic bench continued against the Bucks stars, seeing the lead down to 6 with 2 minutes to play. By the final buzzer the Magic had outscored Milwaukee by 37-21, but the Bucks had held on to secure the win.
The Bucks were shooting well. They made 19 threes on 40 attempts (47.5%) and took an unbelievable 37 free throws! Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 32 points, 20 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks.
Top Magic Performers
RJ Hampton equalled his career high with 19 points. He also recorded 9 assists, 5 rebounds and a steal.
Mychal Mulder had 13 points in the valiant fourth quarter effort.
Chuma Okeke registered 13 points, whilst also working hard on the defensive end.
Jalen Suggs had 14 points, rebounds, 4 assists and a steal.
Moving On After Orlando’s Fightback Falls Short In Milwaukee
Orlando’s record is now a losing 4-13 with the Magic sitting last in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee are 9th in the East with a 9-8 record.