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
After playing Milwaukee last night the Magic now stay put to face the Bucks again on Monday night.
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.
A review of last night’s Bucks game by the Magic’s Josh Cohen can be read here on the Orlando Magic website.